You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas With Karloff

Is it Christmas time or Halloween here in Tulgey Wood? Sometimes it's hard to tell. December 18, 1966, saw the premiere of the classic animated TV special Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A mammoth reason for the special's monster-hit stature was horror-movie great Boris Karloff. A truly gentle gentleman very different from the ghoulish bad guys this talented actor often played on screen, Boris' artful voicing is among his greatest performances. As the special's expressive narrator, Karloff reads Dr. Seuss' timeless rhymes with incomparable flair, while also bringing menace and Christmas-hating nastiness to his perormance of the "sounds of the Grinch." In celebration of this unforgettable vocal performance, here's a link to a spectacular online tribute to Boris Karloff at the excellent Frankensteinia blog. Head on over and thrill (and chill) to a Karloff festival that's perfect for any season.


Anonymous said...

amazing stuff thanx :)

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