Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites introduces you to Sam-I-Am, who insists that EVERYONE sample the dish he loves best! Plus, you'll encounter some very narrow-minded Sneetches and packs of Zax on the prairie of Pr... more »ax! Also, in the Emmy Award-winning Grinch Night, a young Who-boy sets out to save Whoville from the foul-tempered Grinch! Brimming with fun, each story also offers a gentle life lesson for young imaginations! 20« less
Jean W. from JORDANVILLE, NY Reviewed on 5/23/2019...
Love Dr. Seuss
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George K. from COLCHESTER, CT Reviewed on 2/16/2014...
Just perfect for small kids.
Our grandchildren came to visit for several days and played Green Eggs and Ham over and over. The life lessons of the three stories (include the Sneetches and the Zax) were entirely appropriate for kids at their ages (five and two) and the narration was crystal-clear.
They liked the dvd enough that I sent it home with them, having viewed it enough times to last me for the duration.
Classic Dr. Seuss at his best.
M. E. Volmar | 01/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains four digitally remastered (great image quality) classic Dr. Seuss stories: * Green Eggs and Ham: about Sam-I-Am and his never ending quest to make people sample the dish he loves best. * The Sneetches: about a narrow-minded and prejudiced group of creatures who don't accept others who don't look exactly like them. * The Zax: about two hardheaded and proud beings who waste a whole lifetime for not yielding the right of way. * Grinch Night: about a courageous kid who faces the Grinch and saves his whole town from his malicious Halloween tricks and terrors. (A must see on Halloween night). It also contains two wonderful sing-along songs: He Will Eat Them and Grinches Inches Closer. Not only does this collection of cartoons contains the marvelous songs and poetry of Dr. Seuss, it is also a great way to teach kids about human values like open-mindedness, tolerance and acceptance, humility, courage and selflessness. They are filled with original art and are also very entertaining. Buy this DVD for your kids and enjoy it with them. I would also recommend buying Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. --Reviewed by M. E. Volmar"
Halloween is Grinch Night
microjoe | 07/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My review is on the Emmy Award winning "Halloween is Grinch Night", shortened later to just "Grinch Night" for some reason. It's a 30 minute Halloween special that originally aired on CBS in 1977. The Grinch Night story is not well known, but those that have seen it hold a special place for it in their hearts. Obviously not all of the animated specials of Seuss stories have been on the same level as the "The Grinch that Stole Christmas", but they are very enjoyable in their own right. The narrator and the Grinch is voiced this time by Hans Conried. There are two Seuss songs, "He Will Eat Them", and "Grinch's Inches Closer", both hilarious as you might expect.
Without giving away the whole story, you see the Grinch didn't stay good after Christmas and is back to being dastardly and mean. The citizens of Whoville notice the sour-sweet wind blowing and know that it means GRINCH NIGHT is coming. The "Whos" lock up their doors and windows to hide as this wind means that the Grinch is coming to terrify them on Halloween night. A boy named Eukariah decides that the Grinch must be stopped, so he faces his fears and confronts the Grinch and his countless monsters and spooks he has brought to attack the town. It is an enjoyable tale for the holiday.
Dr. Seuss personal influence is always apparent in his specials. He was the Producer this time along with Warner Brothers Studio's Friz Freleng. His original story and artwork comes alive. There is a different, more muted color scheme than most of his other films, but that is mostly due to the story occurring at night and the Halloween theme.
There are about 4 different releases of this story on vhs. This story also appears on a newer DVD with Green Eggs and Ham and 2 other short stories. "
Let's just say it had a lifelong impact...
M. E. Volmar | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My earliest memory is the first time I saw "Grinch Night"--when I was about two years old. Bad mistake on my parents' part...that movie scared me silent. I hardly understood the plot, but I remembered very specific aspects of it: the line about Eukariah's glasses, the weird orange bird that's always featured on the cover, the Grinch's flying eyebrows, and this big hovering ballon-thing with huge eyes...I had nightmares for years.I watched it again when I was seven (actually I was forced to watch it because we watched it in class for Halloween), and it still scared me to death--even more so because I understood the plot. And then I didn't have the courage to watch it again until I was thirteen years old.And, even though I still have nightmares about it, I have an awesome new respect for it--the combined efforts of Dr. Seuss and Joe Raposo created the perfect spooky atmosphere for a children's Halloween special that wasn't even remotely corny. Highly recommended--just not for two-year-olds. :)"
Classic Dr. Seuss!
Kent | Iowa United States | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Three out of the four cartoons on this DVD run at about 10-15 minutes average length. While the fourth (Halloween Night is Grinch Night), runs at about 20-30 minutes. So all in all, you are getting around 52 minutes worth of Dr. Seuss entertainment, which really isn't all that bad.
Green Eggs and Ham- A decent cartoon but with it being based off of a book, it seems to kinda get on your nerves after a while with all of the rhythms and rhymes. But not too bad. The sound is top notch on the DVD but the color seems to be kinda bland.
The Zax- The shortest of the cartoons on the DVD, this one is pretty entertaining even though it is extremely short. The coloring and sound are great!
The Sneetches- My second favorite cartoon on the DVD. A story that has a true message to it. Sound is good and the color is pretty much intact but there are a few scenes where the color seems to have faded a little.
Halloween Night is Grinch Night- One of my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss cartoons! The creatures in the story are kinda creepy and it is very appropriate for Halloween, hence the title. This is obviously the longest cartoon since it was made for CBS back in the early seventies I believe. This one seems to be absolutely intact with sound and coloring.
Overall, while the only thing that seems to be suffering the most from these four cartoons is the fading of colors. But it's not the DVD's fault. These films were made back in the sixities and seventies and have been shown many times on television since their creation. I am surprised that their condition is not as worse as shown on the DVD. Definitely worth the money if you're a Dr. Seuss fan!"
Grinch Night on DVD!
wyrmwood | Spanish Fork, Utah United States | 10/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Grinch Night is the best Halloween special never ran on TV these day. It was a truly memorable expereince on those cold October nights of my childhood. And although it was released (and purchased by myslef) on VHS the grainy picture and sub-par sound really doused the viewing. But now we have it on DVD and a whole new genration of children (and adults) can enjoy this priceless treasure digitally. Thank you Universal reincarnating this masterpiece. Oh, my only complaint about this volume; shoulda' entitled it "Grinch Night and Other Favorites" with the Grinch's snarling visage on the cover......"