"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 as the Grinch, Rashida Jones as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson as Bricklebaum, Angela Lansbury as Mayor McGerkle, Pharrell Williams as Narrator, Cameron Seely as Cindy Lou Who, Tristan O'Hare as Groopert, Sam Lavagnino as Ozzy, Ramone Hamilton as Axl, Scarlett Estevez as Izzy 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, born with a heart being "two sizes too small". He lives in his cave with his dog, Max, and only goes into Whoville to buy groceries and play pranks on the citizens.
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. Cindy initially decides to send a letter to Santa Claus to help her mother, but after an encounter with the Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) - who sarcastically tells her that, if the matter is so urgent, she'll have to talk to Santa face-to-face about it - she decides to go to the North Pole to talk to Santa himself. When Donna tells her that a round trip to the North Pole would take a month, 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 disjointed childhood spent alone and unwanted in an orphanage. The Grinch 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 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.


Who plays who in the The Grinch movie cast?

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-furred creature
Rashida Jones  as Donna Who Cindy Lou's overworked single mother
Kenan Thompson  as Bricklebaum a jolly citizen of Whoville
Angela Lansbury  as Mayor McGerkle the Mayor of Whoville
Pharrell Williams  as Narrator
Cameron Seely  as Cindy Lou Who a kind-hearted young resident of Whoville
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 whose mouth as mostly wrapped up in a scarf
Michael Beattie  as Store 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) and on November 9, 2018 (United States) 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, Sky Deutschland, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Disney Channel, Freeform, Peacock, Italia 1, National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Nine Network Australia.


What are The Grinch filming details?

The duration of the film is 85 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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