"The Grinch" is a 2018 American computer-animated Christmas fantasy comedy film directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney.
The starring cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Cameron Seely, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O'Hare, Sam Lavagnino, Ramone Hamilton, Scarlett Estevez and others.

Here are "The Grinch" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Grinch movie?

Illumination on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 released the trailer for "The Grinch" you can watch here:
The Grinch | Official Trailer #3 | Illumination.

Plot summary

What is The Grinch movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Grinch" movie plot summary.

In the town of Whoville, the human-like people called Whos are filled with excitement about celebrating Christmas. However the only one who is not amused is the cantankerous and green-furred Grinch, with a heart "two sizes too small" and lives in his cave with his dog, Max.
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 infant 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 takes this response literally and 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 and Max acquire a fat reindeer whom the Grinch calls Fred and steal a sleigh from his friendly neighbor Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson). After a test run, the Grinch and Max discover that Fred has a family, and the Grinch emotionally 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 Max, who pulls the sleigh in Fred's place, go down to Whoville to steal the decorations and presents. He soon encounters Cindy Lou 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, unable to let go of the loneliness Christmas brought him.


Who plays who in the The Grinch movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Grinch" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Grinch movie release date?

"The Grinch" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing 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), Universal Pictures Argentina, Disney Channel, Freeform, Peacock and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are The Grinch filming details?

The duration of the film is 86 minutes. With a budget of $75 million, the film grossed over $511.8 million.

"The Grinch" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Grinch movie?

"The Grinch" movie 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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