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The Grinch (2018)

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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)
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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Resting Grinch Face See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | China | Japan | USA

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

Gross USA:

$270,620,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$511,565,348
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Technical Specs

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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
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Trivia

Benedict Cumberbatch stated his own tips or traditions for getting in the spirit: "It's just about family and friends and going off-grid for me. It's about decorating of course - the tree, the house. I like getting out there and being with friends and family. I'll be like, "Wow, I feel like I've been out three nights in a row - oh yeah, it's Christmas!" I really love that sense of it being a holiday. I just enjoy the effort that people go to everywhere with decorations. I like being in a metropolis for Christmas, and I really like getting away from it all around the actual days and being in nature." 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

[last lines]
Narrator: And the Grinch raised his glass, and led the Whos in a toast.
Grinch: To kindness and love, the things we need most!
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Crazy Credits

Illumination logo, Bob from Minions and Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets. 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

Referenced in 1st Viewing: Hop (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado), Lou Bega (as David Lubega), Zippy Davids (as Christian Pletschacher)
Performed by Lou Bega
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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