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

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Michael LeSieur (screenplay by), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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)
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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

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Unhappy Holidays. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie was originally scheduled for a November 2017 release, but was moved to November 2018. This was presumably to avoid competition with Sony Animation's The Star (2017), another animated Christmas-related movie. Had this movie been released in 2017, it would've been released sixty years after the Dr. Seuss book on which this movie was based, first published in 1957. See more »

Goofs

When the Grinch is talking to Mr. Bricklebaum, the ladder behind the Grinch flips. The folding joints are on the underside of the ladder and, in a quick shot, they change to the top and back down again in the next shot. 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.
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Crazy Credits

Cindy-Lou asks Santa-Grinch to bring something to make her mom's life better. Over the end titles, we see that The Grinch has created a number of labor-saving devices, which do indeed make her happier and her life easier. 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 Venom On The Shelf: The Grinch (2018) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie
Written by Russell Boring, Matt Champion (as Matthew Champion), Romil Hemnani, Jabari Manwa (as Jabari Manwarring), Kevin Abstract (as Clifford Simpson), Dominique Simpson, Ameer Vann, Merlyn Wood
Performed by Brockhampton
Courtesy of Question Everything, Inc.
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The trailer shows it all
9 November 2018 | by jimmy_a-71398See all my reviews

If you've seen the trailer you've seen the whole movie. It's funny, yes, but the trailer ruins it as it has included every single joke from the movie.


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Country:

France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas See more »

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

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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