First Trailer For ‘The Grinch’ Animated Film Debuts Online!

First Trailer For ‘The Grinch’ Animated Film Debuts Online!

The First trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s new animated adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss book ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ has been released online!

The film is a retelling of the book, following titular green grump (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) as he tries to steal Christmas from the town of Whoville.

I’ve been really looking forward to this one but now having seen the trailer, it’s got me more hyped to revisit the story of my favourite grump! Benedict Cumberbatch seems like the perfect fit to voice The Grinch and the animation looks fantastic, so I’m hopeful Illumination do something great with this story.

After a year-long delay ‘The Grinch’ will now release in UK cinemas on November 9th 2018, and is sure to be a popular Christmas watch over the festive season.


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, heart warming 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 neighbours 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 scheming 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?

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