The Grinch — International Trailer


added: Thu, Jul 12th '18

He's grouchier and greener than Oscar the Grouch. And he probably despises Christmas more than Ebenezer Scrooge. Yes, he's truly "a mean one." And he's dead set on ruining your Christmas holiday when he arrives on the big screen in November!

Watch as The Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) gets an early jump on things as he plans to pose as Santa Claus in a grand effort to steal Christmas from the good people of Whoville in the new international trailer for the upcoming animated comedy, which comes from Illumination Entertainment, the award-winning creators of "Despicable Me," "The Secret Life of Pets," and "Sing."

Based on the classic holiday story by Dr. Seuss, the film is a new animated retelling of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," but with more lighthearted gags and comic situations. The film will also offer a bit more of a back story, delving into why the Grinch hates the Yuletide holiday so much.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney, and co-directed by Scott Mosier, "The Grinch" will open worldwide 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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