Release year: 2018
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Screenwriter: Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow, Dr. Seuss (based in the novel ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ by)
Starring (voices): Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Phareell Williams, Tristan O’Hare, Kenan Thompson
The grumpy Grinch hates Christmas and decides to steal the Holiday from the people of Whoville to stop their cheerful Christmas singing.
One of the first things you notice in this animated version of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic, is that Jim Carrey left a seemingly lasting impression on how to play the green-haired Christmas monster in the 2000 movie. Because there are some easily recognized resembles to his version and this animated version. The next thing you realize is just how perfect Dr. Seuss and Whoville is for animation. The amount of detail is stunning and just looking at all the glittery snow, colourful lights and bright Christmas stars is alone enough to put you in a cheerful Holiday mode. The Grinch is just as he should be; mean but likeable all the same and off course accompanied by his trusty and charmingly wonderful dog Max. The two together can carry the entire movie making Cindy-Lou, though cute as a button and with a bit more spunk than previous seen, unnecessary though welcome anyway. It doesn’t hurt the story that Max and his master for a while is accompanied by a giant, fat reindeer named Fred and all together there are several moments of laughs as well as several heartfelt moments. Add the bright and rich visuals and you got yourself a Holiday movie bound to lift your Christmas spirits and maybe even make your heart grow a size or two.
When Cindy Lou and her friend go up into the treehouse the baseball bat they ride on as a platform has the name “Theodor” carved on it. This is a reference to author-creator Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Picture copyrights: UIP