The Grinch

The Grinch
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
  • UK release: 9 November 2018

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

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The Grinch (U)

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

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Benedict Cumberbatch's 'weird and wonderful' Grinch

10 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch says recording 'The Grinch' was "weird and wonderful". The 42-year-old actor voices the Christmas hating titular character in the upcoming animated movie – based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' – and…

Benedict Cumberbatch found it difficult to voice The Grinch

6 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch found it difficult to voice The Grinch because he had to work by himself. The 42-year-old actor brings to life the Christmas hating titular character in the upcoming Illumination Entertainment animated film – based on the 1957 Dr.

Pharrell Williams will join 'The Grinch'

20 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Pharrell Williams will join the cast of the animated version of Dr. Seuss' 'The Grinch'. The 45-year-old singer will be teaming up with Illumination and Universal Pictures once again - following the monster success of the 2013 film 'Despicable Me 2…

How The Grinch Stole Christmas release is delayed

8 Jun 2016

Film gossip

'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' has been delayed. The animated reboot of the Christmas classic was due to hit cinema screens in November next year but bosses at Universal and Illumination Entertainment have decided to bump the release date until…

Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Grinch

14 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch is to star in 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'. The 39-year-old actor will lend his voice to the lead character in the animated movie, which is slated for a November 10, 2017 release. Speaking at CinemaCon, Chris Meledandri, the CEO…

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