The Grinch — Official Trailer


added: Thu, Jun 14th '18

Dr. Seuss' classic holiday story is once again getting animated for the screen. And this time, it's being brought to you by the creators of "Despicable Me," "The Secret Life of Pets," and "Sing."

Check out a brand-new trailer for the upcoming 3D animated comedy "The Grinch," which is based on the beloved children's book about a green grouchy recluse who hates Christmas so much that he plots a sinister mission to steal it from the good people of Whoville.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War) gives voice to the titular Grinch in this new animated retelling of Dr. Seuss' cherished Christmas tale, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," which will offer a bit more of his back story, delving into why he can't stand the Yuletide holiday.

Hailing from the award-winning animation studio, Illumination Entertainment and directed by "The Secret Life of Pets" co-helmer Yarrow Cheney and co-directed by Scott Mosier (the producer of Kevin Smith's "Clerks" and the upcoming "Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot"), "The Grinch" will be hitting theaters 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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