How The Grinch Stole Christmas Almost Never Happened
Today’s studios and production companies provide funding for projects of interest. However, for specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, they had to rely on company sponsorship to get made. Charlie Brown found its financier from Coca-Cola, but for The Grinch, it struggled to find a benefactor.
Eventually, The Grinch was produced by The Cat in the Hat Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and a Christmas classic was born.