Illumination just released The Grinch – Official Trailer #2. Watch it to preview their update on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday film. Illumination Entertainment is the animation film studio that is owned by Universal Pictures and is best known for Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing. They have previous Dr. Seuss experience, being the studio behind the 2012 film, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
The Grinch (2018) stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. It is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier with a screenplay by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. Music is by Danny Elfman. It is, of course, based on the 1957 children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss, which as turned into an animated television featurette in 1966 featuring Boris Karloff as The Grinch. In 2000, Universal pictures turned the story into a live action feature film starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
The Grinch will hit theaters on November 9, 2018. Watch The Grinch Official Trailer #2 from Illumination:
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?
If you missed the first trailer that was released a few months back, here it is:
Here is The Grinch (2018) theatrical poster: