Friday, December 23, 2016

Fun Facts Week: Chuck Jones finds a Sponsor

When famed animator Chuck Jones was able to convince his old friend Dr. Seuss to let him make an animated version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, he thought the hardest part of the project was over. However, he now needed to find a sponsor willing to put up the sizeable funding needed to complete the project. Strangely enough, he couldn't get any toy, candy or snack company to sign onto the project.

The company that saved the day was The Commercial Banking Foundation. A strange decision for a show that speaks out against materialism.