A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Writers:

Michael LeSieur (screenplay by), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... The Grinch (voice)
Cameron Seely ... Cindy-Lou Who (voice)
Rashida Jones ... Donna Who (voice)
Pharrell Williams ... Narrator (voice)
Tristan O'Hare ... Groopert (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Mr. Bricklebaum (voice)
Sam Lavagnino ... Ozzy (voice)
Ramone Hamilton ... Axl (voice)
Angela Lansbury ... Mayor McGerkle (voice)
Scarlett Estevez ... Izzy (voice)
Michael Beattie ... Store Clerk (voice)
Lori Alan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
Doug Burch ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
Edit

Storyline

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ... Written by Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too early to be annoyed by Christmas. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When asked what is a holiday tradition or Christmas thing that makes him feel most like a Grinch, Benedict Cumberbatch stated: "Excess packaging, It's enough already. We're living (through) environmental disaster after environmental disaster. I don't get why it's not something that's actually fine-able now, to wrap toys and goods in plastic that's not needed. Toys are made of plastic as well. It's plastic on plastic. That is the thing that gets me Grinchy. Everything else is just part of the season. Last minute Christmas shopping? Often you've only got yourself to blame. But I just can't stand all the excess that goes with consumer goods and packaging." See more »

Goofs

The theme song describes the Grinch as having yellow teeth, but his teeth are white. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: From the place that you come from to beyond what you see, is a town like your town, if your town was a dream. Only it's not a dream, or a hoax, or a ruse. It is Christmas in Whoville, the home of the Whos.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Illumination logo, Bob from Minions (2015) and Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (2016). See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was censored in order to obtain a U classification; the distributor chose to remove several uses of mild bad language (ass) from a song number in order to avoid the film receiving a PG rating uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Grinchy Dumbo (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Run, Rudolph, Run
Written by Marvin Brodie, Johnny Marks
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
The Grinch Doesn't Disappoint
13 November 2018 | by candice_givoliSee all my reviews

I went to go see The Grinch with my daughter who is 8 years old and we both enjoyed it. I laughed a little more than she did but she loved it! It follows along the typical Grinch storyline but with some new characters. If you are a fan of the Grinch, this movie will not disappoint and it's especially great for the kids who seemed to all enjoy it. Overall, a great family movie that delivers a great message in the end.


91 of 165 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 634 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,572,855, 11 November 2018

Gross USA:

$271,094,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$512,492,755
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed