The Grinch voiced by Boris Karloff
You know it's funny... I absolutely hated this show as a kid. Reason being... How mean the Grinch was to his little dog. I never got over that part, like Bambi's mother I guess. Too much reality in a children's program.
As I grew up I began to like the Grinch and even find the adult humor that is all over this kiddie show. But I still fast foward through the poor Max parts... Wanted to kick that Grinch myself!
Max only had 2 lines in How The Grinch Stole Christmas. His lines were "yipe" and "raaahh". (Needed a better agent!) The sad plight of Max and the redemption of The Grinch are two big reasons why people relate so much to this story. A modern day Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge.
Cindy Lou Who: Don't forget the Grinch. I know he's mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he's actually kinda... sweet.
The Grinch: Nice kid... baaad judge of character.