I … The original version of the song was performed by American singer and voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft. You're as cuddly as a cactus, You're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch. His name was accidentally omitted from the credits, leading many to believe that the cartoon's narrator, Boris Karloff, sang the song, while others cited Tennessee Ernie Ford as the song's signature voice.[8]. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Their earliest contribution to a Disney film was for Pinocchio (1940), to which they contributed the song "Honest John". And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! [2], In the June 6, 2005 issue of the advertising industry journal Advertising Age, Kellogg's ran an advertisement commemorating Ravenscroft, the headline reading: "Behind every great character is an even greater man." "Glee Cast Chart History (Holiday Digital Song Sales)", "Thurl Ravenscroft earns his first career #Hot100 entry this week, posthumously, with "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" (debuts at No. But in the lyrics I received from you it reads " You really are a heel. Ravenscroft sang bass on Rosemary Clooney's "This Ole House", which went to No. Mary from Phoenix, Az Okay...I found the song: "Welcome Christmas" from the Grinch cartoon. Further roles include that of The First Mate on The Mark Twain Riverboat and of the American bison head named Buff at The Country Bear Jamboree. His booming bass gave the cereal's tiger mascot a voice with the catchphrase "They're g-r-r-r-eat!!!!".[9]. Christmas song originally written and composed for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Ravenscroft also voiced Monstro the Whale in Pinocchio. The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft. The Musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Mellomen contributed to other Disney films, such as Alice in Wonderland and Lady and the Tramp. You're a nasty, wasty skunk! He died in his home on May 22, 2005 from prostate cancer. I will submit the song along with the lyrics. The best known of these attractions are Haunted Mansion as a singing bust, Country Bear Jamboree, Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland Railroad, and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room as "Fritz". You're a mean and nasty heel !!!!! " Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons! In 1970, he recorded an album called "Great Hymns in Story and Song", which featured him singing 10 hymns, each prefaced with the stories of how each hymn came to be, with the background vocals and instrumentals arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael. Ravenscroft left his native Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1933 for California, where he studied at Otis Art Institute. [7], One of Ravenscroft's best-known uncredited works is as the vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. In the 1980s and 1990s, Ravenscroft was narrator for the annual Pageant of the Masters art show at the Laguna Beach, California, Festival of the Arts. Year: 2004 1,454 Views Playlists: #1. Among the notables carried on board his flights were Winston Churchill and Bob Hope. He was also the uncredited vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the classic Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas![1]. [citation needed] On an episode of the TV variety series Donny & Marie featuring guest stars from the first Star Wars movie, Ravenscroft provided the voice for Darth Vader, voiced in the movie by Jones. "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is a Christmas song that was originally written and composed for the 1966 cartoon special Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas![1]. Because Ravenscroft was not credited in the closing credits of the special, it is often mistakenly attributed to Boris Karloff, who served as narrator and the voice of the Grinch in the special but who himself could not sing. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories. : Tony the Tiger Voices Pleasure", THURL'S GRRRRRRR-EAT! Grinch." He sang the opening songs for the two Disney serials used on The Mickey Mouse Club, Boys of the Western Sea and The Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Applegate Treasure.