The Grinch Trailer (2018)


Trailer for The Grinch.

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?

The Grinch will mark the eighth animated feature film for Illumination and Universal Pictures.

Here is a list of some of the recent films that are based on the legendary Dr. Seuss' books:

The Lorax
The Cat in the Hat
Horton Hears a Who!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

We get our first real look at The Grinch, and they did a good job at not giving us too much...just a tease. The main thing I wanted to see is how Benedict Cumberbatch would come across as the Grinch and to tell you the truth, with what little they gave us, his voice is barely recognizable. There were just a few lines and it is not nearly enough to get a fair judgement.

We get a new rendition of the classic "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch" and the film has more of a Despicable Me feel to it rather than How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The Grinch Trailer (2018)

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2 min 15 sec


Posted On
March 08, 2018
Scott Mosier

Ken Daurio

Universal Pictures

November 9, 2018
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