The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Grinch) is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy fantasy-musical film produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, it is the third screen adaptation of the story, following the 1966 TV special of the same name and the remaking of the 2000 live-action feature-length also of the same name. It is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams.The film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on November 9, 2018. The film will be given a Real D 3D and IMAX 3D release.
The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a scheme with his trusted canine Max to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration. Meanwhile, Cindy-Lou Who plots to capture Santa Claus to thank him for helping her single mother every Christmas, something which will interfere with the Grinch's plans.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch, a misanthropic grouchy, green creature who hates Christmas.
- Cameron Seely as Cindy Lou Who
- Rashida Jones as Betty Lou Who
- Kenan Thompson as Santa Claus
- Angela Lansbury as The Mayor of Whoville
- Dan Stevens as Casher Who
- Josh Gad as Norman
- Chris Renaud as Max, Grinch's pet dog
- Pharrell Williams as the Narrator
In February 2013, it was announced that Illumination Entertainment is developing a 3D animated feature film based on the Dr. Seuss book, with Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney set to direct it and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title character.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on November 10, 2017, but in June 2016 it was pushed back to November 9, 2018.
A balloon of The Grinch and Max debuted in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2017 to promote the film.
In October 2018, IHOP restaurants will make holiday inspried breakfast menus based on the new movie featuring Green Eggs and Ham, Holiday Whocakes, and Cindy Lou Who hot cocoa.
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