The Grinch is a 2018 American computer-animated Christmas Fantasy comedy film directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O'Hare, Ramone Hamilton, Sam Lavagnino, Scarlett Estevez and others.
Illumination on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 released the trailer:
The Grinch - Official Trailer #3 .
In the town of Whoville, the human-like creatures called Whos are filled with excitement about celebrating Christmas. However, the only one who is not amused is a cantankerous and green-furred creature named the Grinch.
Meanwhile, 6-year-old Cindy Lou Who (Cameron Seely) notices that her mother Donna (Rashida Jones) is overworked trying to take care of herself and her twin baby brothers, Buster and Bean. Initially deciding to send a letter to Santa Claus to help her mother, Cindy encounters the Grinch. He sarcastically tells her that, if the matter is so urgent, she'll have to talk to Santa face-to-face about it. She attempts to go to the North Pole to talk to Santa, but when Donna tells her that it would take a month to travel there, she instead decides to try trapping Santa with the help of her friends.
With Christmas approaching, a bungled attempt by the Grinch to ruin a tree-lighting ceremony results in him having a flashback about his childhood spent alone and unwanted in an orphanage. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) soon decides that he will steal Christmas from Whoville to assuage his distress. He acquires a fat reindeer whom he calls Fred and steals a sleigh from his neighbor Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson). After a test run, the Grinch discovers that Fred has a family, and agrees to let Fred go home with them.
On Christmas Eve, after making a Santa disguise and crafting dozens of gadgets to help him with his plan, the Grinch and his pet dog Max, who pulls the sleigh in Fred's place, go down to Whoville to steal the decorations and presents. He soon encounters Cindy after falling into her trap; her request to help lighten her mother's workload and her kind advice about listening to the Whos' singing to alleviate his sadness touches the Grinch's heart. Despite this, the Grinch continues his mission.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Grinch.
The film The Grinch was scheduled to be released on October 22, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on November 9, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom), on November 29, 2018 (Germany) and on December 6, 2018 (Hungary) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Finnkino, Forum Film Bulgaria, Sony Pictures Releasing, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 86 minutes. With a budget of $75 million, the film grossed over $511.6 million.
The film The Grinch is rated with "PG" rating.
The Grinch got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 59/100. The audience also kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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