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Dr. Seuss' the Grinch (2018)

The Grinch (original title)
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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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It's never too early to be annoyed by Christmas. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released a month before Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) also starring Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the main antagonist, Shere Khan. 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

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Die Hard (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas in Hollis
Written by Darryl McDaniels, Jam Master Jay, Joseph Simmons
Performed by Run-D.M.C. (as RUN-DMC)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Why need remake?
21 August 2019 | by mdhumayonkabirSee all my reviews

Illumination just after monney. The original was so perfect well made story. The new one just make me angry. It took several days to just finishing the movie, never thought an animated movie would be that boring. My provided point is just to the artists whose effort made the movie so eye pleasing. I like Benedict Cumberbatch, but here just waste of his talent. May be kids would like the movie!!!


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Country:

France | 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:

$511,595,957
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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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