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A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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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)
Carter Hastings ... Additional Voices (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Kassir ... Additional Voices (voice)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,572,855, 11 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,623,595, 19 November 2018
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Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Since the Grinch has a very distinctive shape and look, the animators took inspiration from the book, Cumberbatch stated: "for certain performative strokes definitely,they film your performance while you're doing it, so it's not in isolation from that, they've managed to embody this voice in a character that's utterly unique, and i don't think looks too much like me,they record every session so they can see the performances as well as hear [it] but its not like facial capture, i never did anything of that nature." See more »

Goofs

Several times the Grinch stands on a rock outcropping by his cave that overlooks Whoville. On long shots of his cave, the outcropping is missing. See more »

Quotes

Grinch: [trying to sneak into Whoville; in a strained whisper] This is the loudest snow I've ever heard in my life!
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Crazy Credits

A Minion makes a scary face, then is frightened off by the Illumination logo appearing, but that only appears in the first trailer. 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 »


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Written by Eric Carmen
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Wasnt even grinchy
11 November 2018 | by SeanDTheFilmMakerSee all my reviews

I love the actors I. It. The dog was cute. And funny moments. But the two previous grinch movies made the grinch clearly hate....loath entirely tye holiday. Where as this one made it feel like he was just avoiding. Doing his taxes. He mingled with the whos in a way that didnt even make him seem like that much of out cast. But the fault was in the writing. But still. A screaming goat is worth 8 stars lol


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