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You're A Mean One...

You're a vile one, Mister Grinch
You have termites in your smile
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile
Mister Grinch.

Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crocodile.

...Merry Christmas, everyone! Got to link to =Ayelie-stock [link] here, for the gloves.

I tried to watch the 'new' movie the other day. Yeah... he's a talented man and all, but in some situations, Jim Carey is a war crime.
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DrMusic2-1's avatar
Oooh, i like this incredibly grinchy dude.
takamo's avatar
Very nice on the texturing and the overall sleaze that is the Grinch.

I have never had a chance to see the Carrey film. Part of me wants to see it, while another part doesn't, due to being wholly disappointed by it.

Your style definitely works with this piece though. Nice to see you're alive!
halley42's avatar
The script... is okay, in that the Grinch has some good, grinchy lines, although they skew the original premise by making the Whos greedy and commercialised, so it's only Cindy Lou Who who really shows everyone the meaning of Christmas. The problem there is that it makes nearly everybody in the film unlikeable.

The visuals... not so good. The Whos just look weird, but Carey under his nineteen hundred pounds of green rubber looks nothing like my idea of the Grinch. He looks like a very heavy, solid-boned green vaguely cat-like thing suffering from an allergic reaction. The Grinch in the Chuck Jones version is light, skinny, slinky, and menacing. This one looks like a linebacker. Most of the brilliance of the Grinch in the cartoon is in his body language and facial expressions. Watching an actor in a horribly heavy-looking pot-bellied rubber suit, his facial muscles caked in about six inches of inflexible latex, trying to create the same effect is like watching a man-sized bumblebee with concrete gloves on all six legs trying to play a delicate air on the piano.

Keeping my eyes shut doesn't work, either, because for some reason Carey decided to give the Grinch a voice that is a hybrid of Shaun Connery and the kind of games show host you instinctively want to punch in the nuts.

My opinion is, sadly, that your best bet would just be to read the script.
takamo's avatar
Because you are working towards being in the animated movie business, I tend to take what you say about things to heart. After all, you're sitting in the audience taking note of all these things.

Thank you for telling me about the bad points. The closest thing I had gotten was the kid's book made from the movie. I will always love the animated classic. All I remember is Carrey! Grinch setting a tree on fire. Even then, that didn't sit well with me.
Ayelie-stock's avatar
This is fantastic :lol: I love the textures and the style of illustration you used is so perfect for the Grinch! :love:
Heart-of-a-Villain's avatar
Very, very nice! Yet another great achievement from Erin F. *glomp*
Kinseth's avatar
You definitely should have done the movie.

Hands down, this is the best evil-looking Grinch I've ever seen. I feel kind of like I need to take a shower just looking at him.
NakkiStiltz's avatar
Oooh, he looks so terribly sleazy and evil. I love his stretched-out hat and those horrible teeth. xD The textured look on his fur is wonderful too! :D

I wouldn't touch you with a, thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole!~
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