The Grinch is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy film directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney.

Official trailers

Illumination on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 released the trailer:
The Grinch - Official Trailer #3 .

Story intro

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, who has a heart that is "two sizes too small" and lives in a cave on top of Mount Crumpit, just north of Whoville. Meanwhile, 6-year-old Cindy Lou Who notices that her mother Donna 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 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 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. 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.


Benedict Cumberbatch
The Grinch, a bitter, disgruntled, green creature
Rashida Jones
Donna Who, Cindy Lou's overworked single mother
Kenan Thompson
Mr. Bricklebaum (voice)
Cameron Seely
Cindy Lou Who, a young resident of Whoville
Angela Lansbury
Mayor McGerkle, the elderly Mayor of Whoville
Pharrell Williams
the Narrator
Tristan O'Hare
Groopert, Cindy Lou's best friend
Ramone Hamilton
Axl, one of Cindy Lou's friends
Sam Lavagnino
Ozzy, one of Cindy Lou's friends
Scarlett Estevez
Izzy, one of Cindy Lou's friends
Michael Beattie
the Store Clerk
Lori Alan
Additional Voices (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui
Additional Voices (voice)
Doug Burch
Additional Voices (voice)
Cathy Cavadini
Additional Voices (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
Tucker Chandler
Additional Voices (voice)
Townsend Coleman
Additional Voices (voice)
Meilee Condron
Additional Voices (voice)
Abby Craden
Additional Voices (voice)
Brian T. Delaney
Additional Voices (voice) (as Brian Delaney)
John DeMita
Additional Voices (voice) (as John Demita)
Bill Farmer
Additional Voices (voice)
Aaron Fors
Additional Voices (voice)
Willow Geer
Additional Voices (voice)
Jess Harnell
Additional Voices (voice)
Barbara Harris
Additional Voices (voice)
Carter Hastings
Additional Voices (voice)
John Kassir
Additional Voices (voice)
Evan Kishiyama
Additional Voices (voice)
Danny Mann
Additional Voices (voice)
Jeremy Maxwell
Additional Voices (voice)
Scott Mosier
Additional Voices (voice)
Laraine Newman
Additional Voices (voice)
Dashiell Priestley
Additional Voices (voice)
Alex Puccinelli
Additional Voices (voice)
Emma Elizabeth Shannon
Additional Voices (voice)
Joel Swetow
Additional Voices (voice)
Mindy Sterling
Additional Voices (voice)
Tara Strong
Additional Voices (voice)
Regina Taufen
Additional Voices (voice)
Jim Ward
Additional Voices (voice)


The film The Grinch was scheduled to be released on October 22, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on November 9, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom) and on November 29, 2018 (Germany) by Universal Studios, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Finnkino, Forum Film Bulgaria, Sony Pictures Releasing, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) 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 had received a "PG" rating.


The Grinch got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Grinch

Wikipedia: The Grinch (film)

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