How the GRINCH stole Christmas
The popularity of the animated film of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" may be unsurpassed today, but when Chuck Jones set out to bring it to the screen he was unable to find a sponsor and eventually ended up pitching the story 26 times. "In those days, the network wouldn't accept something unless you had a sponsor," he said. "So, I went to every one of the people who were logical: the breakfast food and chocolate people. I had done the storyboards, there were seventeen hundred drawings and I went over that thing again and again. It got to the point where I could almost shut my eyes and say it! At last, in the depths of my despair, success came from the most unlikely source of all: the Foundation of Commercial Banks!"
To celebrate the 40th anniversary in 2006, Linda Jones Enterprises (she's the daughter of animator Chuck Jones) culled the archives of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and released these limited edition works.
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