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The Grinch (2018)

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A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) 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)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
Doug Burch ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Illumination Entertainment's second movie to feature no humans after Sing (2016), and the second animated Dr. Seuss movie to feature the furry humanoids seen commonly in Dr. Seuss books, after Horton Hears a Who! (2008). See more »

Goofs

The animal that gets attracted to the Grinch from his horn is actually a sheep, yet he calls it a goat. 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

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 AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) See more »

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A Holly Jolly Christmas
Written by Johnny Marks
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I probably won't be watching again
13 November 2018 | by katierollings-02905See all my reviews

Well maybe in the distant future. I mean it was watchable but not amazing. I expected it to be funnier. Benedict has nothing on Jim Carrey and I can't help but compare and it's light years away from that amazing movie.


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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:

$270,620,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$511,595,957
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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