‘The Grinch’ Trailer #2: It’s Never Too Early to Be Annoyed by Christmas

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The second full trailer for 2018 animated film The Grinch reveals why the green meanie hates Christmas. It turns out The Grinch would watch from his window at the orphanage as other children celebrated the winter holiday, feeling sad and resentful that he was left out. Poor guy!

Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of the title character in Illumination and Universal Pictures’ upcoming holiday release. Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney directed from a script by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow.

The Grinch will open in theaters on November 9, 2018.


The Plot: 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 Trailer and Poster

The new ‘The Grinch’ poster shows off resting Grinch face. (Photo Credit: Illumination and Universal Pictures)




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