The Grinch (film)

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The Grinch
The Grinch (2018 film).png
Teaser poster
Directed by Peter Candeland
Yarrow Cheney
Produced by
Written by Michael LeSieur
Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Music by Danny Elfman[1]
Edited by Chris Cartagena
Distributed by Universal Pictures[2]
Release date
  • November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Grinch) is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated Christmas film produced by Illumination Entertainment. Based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, it is being directed by Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney, co-directed by Matthew O'Callaghan, written by Michael LeSieur and stars Benedict Cumberbatch.[3] The film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on November 9, 2018. The film will be given a Real D 3D and IMAX 3D release.


The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.[4]



In February 2013, it was announced that Illumination Entertainment is developing a 3D animated feature film based on the Dr. Seuss book,[5] with Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney set to direct it and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title character.[4]


The film was originally scheduled to be released on November 10, 2017,[6] but in June 2016 it was pushed back to November 9, 2018.[7]

A balloon of The Grinch and Max debuted in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2017 to promote the film.

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  1. ^ "Danny Elfman to Score Illumination's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'". Film Music Reporter. November 20, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Evry, Max (December 20, 2017). "The Grinch Poster Shows the Title Character Before He Got Mean". Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (April 13, 2016). "Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice the Grinch in 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'". Variety. 
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (February 7, 2013). "'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' Remake in the Works at Universal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Universal Dates 'Despicable Me 3,' New 'Grinch Who Stole Christmas'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 7, 2016). "Illumination's 'The Grinch' Pushed Back to 2018". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 

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