In the television special, Max has slightly changed in appearance, mainly in his face. He was voiced by Dallas McKennon, then voiced by Henry Gibson and now Frank Welker (narrator of "Max's Playhouse" DVD segment "The Care and Feeding of a Grinch"). His only two speaking lines are "Yipe!" and "Raaaahhh!" performed by Dallas McKennon, while being hit by the Grinch's whip. He has brown curved ears and tan fur.