Only recently have people begun to understand that The Grinch wasn’t always green.
The main character of the 1957 children’s book “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a fictional creation of well-known author Dr. Seuss.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and The Grinch are three movies based on the book (2018).
Even the beloved Grinch will play a “ravenous” killer in a horror film that will be released soon.
The Grinch has traditionally been shown as furry and green, but this wasn’t always the case.
The Grinch is actually black and white with red highlights in the first Dr. Seuss novel, which begs the question of why he changed.
Years after the book’s release, Chuck Jones’ The Grinch directed his first motion picture.
The animation was slated for release at a time when colour television was becoming more and more popular, and Jones reportedly suggested making the character’s colour more vibrant.
It appears that Dr. Seuss opposed this alteration. The director is thought to have insisted, though.
According to rumours, Jones’ rental automobile served as the inspiration for The Grinch’s colour.
The character has been green ever since!
Social media users have stated that they have always connected The Grinch with being green.
One said: “WHAT that was The Grinch?!”
Another replied: “I thought that was The Cat In The Hat!?!”
Over the years, Santa Claus has also undergone a few changes.
Before donning his well-known red costume, he had previously been pictured as wearing green, blue, and even brown.
Many people believe that Santa Claus’ suit changed colour as a result of the well-known Coca-Cola holiday commercials. This is not the case, though.
According to The Sun, Father Christmas’ red robes actually stretch back to the 16th century.
Claus was depicted in red for Harper’s Weekly in Thomas Nast’s illustrations from 1863.
According to a statement on the website, St. Nick has featured in countless pictures and textual descriptions wearing a scarlet coat before the Coca-Cola Santa was even invented.
“However, it is true that Coca‑Cola advertising played a big role in shaping the jolly, rotund character we know and love today.”
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