Saturday, November 30, 2013

Credit Past Due

     It is past time to right a wrong.   How many of us have seen the original animated "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"?    Only a few didn't raise their hands, the rest of us started humming one of the great tunes from this holiday special.  But the most famous of songs, "The Grinch Song", has never been credited to the singer.

His name, Thurl Ravenscroft (not made up).   

     For Disneyphiles, he is also several voices in Disneyland and Disney World.  My favorite, the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion.  

He is Uncle Theodore, second head from the left, singing the lead.

For Sugar Frosted Flakes slurpers, he was Tony The Tiger.

Because of this totally unacceptable neglect towards Mr. Ravenscroft,
I hereby declare 
December 15th as Thurl Ravenscroft Day.

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