Producer: Chris Meledandri, Audrey Geisel, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
Writer: Michael LeSieur, Dr. Seuss, Tommy Swerdlow
Release Date: Nov 9, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 26m
The cranky Christmas classic from Dr. Seuss is getting an update, courtesy of the producers behind the Despicable Me franchise. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the big green mean one himself, who lives in self-sufficient solitude up on Mt. Crumpet with his dog Max. From his cave, the Grinch conspires to silence the holiday celebrations of his neighbors down in Who-ville… by dressing up as Santa Claus and stealing their Christmas cheer. Of course, he doesn’t realize that one of those unsuspecting neighbors is a little girl named Cindy-Lou Who, and she’s hatching her own scheme: to personally meet Santa Claus. By, you know, trapping him.
It's save to say these schemers are on a collision course. After all, nothing says "Christmas" quite like the intersection of naughty and nice, right?
Did You Know?
John Powell composed other Dr. Seuss-based films such as Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and The Lorax (2012).