The Grinch

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

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

7 Nov 20184 stars

Animated Dr Seuss adaptation retains the magic of the original material

The third adaptation of Dr. Suess' beloved Christmas classic, following the traditionally animated TV special (1966) and the live-action Jim Carrey version (2000), The Grinch is produced by Illumination, the studio behind the Despicable Me franchise.

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…

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…

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