The Grinch — Official Teaser Trailer


added: Thu, Mar 8th '18

For this Holiday season, prepare to be miserable ... "very miserable."

Check out the first official trailer for "The Grinch," the upcoming animated comedy based on Dr. Seuss' classic Christmastime children's book, which is being brought to you by the good folks behind the animated blockbusters "Despicable Me" and "The Secret Life of Pets."

Featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) as the titular green recluse, the 3D animated film hails from award-winning animation studio Illumination Entertainment, who also made the Dr. Seuss-based feature "The Lorax."

Directed by "The Secret Life of Pets" co-helmer Yarrow Cheney and co-directed by indie film producer Scott Mosier (Kevin Smith's frequent producing collaborator), "The Grinch" is a modern and comical retelling of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" in which a grouchy holiday-hating green hermit tries to undo Christmas by stealing all the Christmas gifts in Whoville, only to have his efforts thwarted when he meets a young Whovillian girl whose generous spirit becomes overwhelmingly infectious.

"The Grinch" is currently scheduled to open in theaters on November 9th.

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 Who-ville 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 realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who -- a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer -- plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?


directed by   Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier

starring   Benedict Cumberbatch

release date   November 9, 2018

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