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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch (original title)
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A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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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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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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Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,572,855, 11 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

Color:

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 »

Quotes

Grinch: [from trailer] Max, I'm promoting you. *You* will guide my sleigh tonight!
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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 and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
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Very long, boring and not worth the price of a movie ticket
9 November 2018 | by kristiscott111See all my reviews

If you're going to see this movie wait till it's on Redbox so you can rent it for a dollar. We watched it tonight, opening night, the very first showing our theater head and my husband fell asleep. Our kids got antsy. My grandpa said he didn't like it at all. And I was very disappointed. Save your money save your time and watch the original grinch cartoon that's only like 25 minutes long and you'll be a lot happier. Every funny moment in this movie with shown during the previews. And if you were hoping to see that adorable chubby reindeer for any period of time during the movie you will be disappointed also. He makes a very short appearance and everything that he does in the movie you have already seen in the previews. I didn't care for the narrators voice either. And let me tell you I am a Christmasholic. I listen to Christmas music in July. I buy Christmas presents all your long & stock them up. I usually have my Christmas tree up the first week in November. So I have been looking forward to this movie since the moment I found out it was coming out. I am so sorry I saw it.


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