“Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”

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Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch


From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions. It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award® winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.

The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family!


  • Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.


  • Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.


  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
  • From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
  • Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
  • My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
  • Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
  • “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film.
  • Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
  • X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
  • Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
  • Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
  • Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!

So I am not sure what I thought of this movie. I mean the animation is amazing, seriously amazing but I might like the classic version better. My kids love this version better but they didn’t grow up watching the classic version over and over. It is funny too how they stretch such a short movie into a longer movie. The storyline is pretty much the same just with some added touches.

I like that they stayed true to the characters and story. I am sure if we keep watching it, which I am sure we will, I will grow to love it. There is a lot to watch too as the characters all have a lot going on.

BUY IT: Look for Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on Amazon or wherever DVDs are sold.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive the Blu-ray/DVD “Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, Grinch beanie & Grinch Valentine’s Day Candy Conversation Hearts

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Yes, my children and I are Grinch fans.

  2. Sarah Oswald says

    I like the Grinch my husband LOVES him.

  3. Miri Crosson says

    I am a Grinch fan and I especially liked this movie. My daughter and I saw it in the theatres on Christmas Day, in fact.

  4. Buddy Garrett says

    I am a Grinch fan.

  5. I am a fan of the Grinch xmas cartoon

  6. kathy pease says

    I am a grinch fan

  7. Leah Shumack says

    Of course I’m a Grinch fan! We cannot have Christmas without watching the Grinch a couple of times each season!

  8. I am a fan! I love The Grinch!

  9. Austin Baroudi says

    Daughter and I are huge Grinch fans! Thanks so much for the chance!

  10. Yes! I’m a huge Grinch fan!

  11. Yes, I’m a Grinch fan!

  12. Jillian Too says

    Yes, we are fans of the Grinch.

  13. We haven’t the new movie, but we are definitely fans of the original. It’s a holiday classic we watch every year. Thank you for the chance to win.

  14. Donna L Holder says

    i grew up with the grinch. love it

  15. Nancy Burgess says

    Yes I’m a Grinch fan I love him my granddaughter does to.

  16. We love the Grinch! We haven’t seen this version yet & can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Yes. I am a fan of the Grinch.

  18. The commercials on TV have been really funny for this movie, I want to watch it with my whole family.

  19. Amber Kolb says

    Yes! My husband and I love the Grinch and the girls do as well. They are 4 and 7.

  20. Annmarie Weeks says

    I love the original Grinch cartoon movie (and the Dr. Seuss book), but am not a fan of the Jim Carrey live action film. I thought this one looked good, but we never got over to the theater to see it.

  21. stephanie jones says

    i am a huge fan!!

  22. Sandy Klocinski says

    For me, Christmas starts at 11pm on Christmas Eve. And it ends at 4pm Christmas Day after the food has happened. You hate it when people start talking about Christmas in October. So I guess you could say I have some affinity with the Grinch

  23. Yes, I am a Grinch fan!

  24. I am a Grinch fan! Our family loves watching the movie together and listening to the Grinch song.

  25. Angela Saver says

    We are Grinch fans and our family is looking forward to watching this movie together!

  26. bernie wallace says

    The Grinch is my favorite Dr. Seuss character. I have great memories reading Dr. Seuss’s books as a child.

  27. Julie Waldron says

    I think it looks like a cute movie! We’re fans.

  28. I haven’t seen the newest version but I love the original.

  29. Rajee Pandi says

    Yes we are huge fan

  30. Antoinette M says

    Yes, we love the Grinch!

  31. We love the Grinch movies at our house.

  32. vickie couturier says

    oh yes,the grandkids love the grinch

  33. My kids are fans.

  34. missy ellis says

    love the grinch

  35. Gina Ferrell says

    I’m a huge Grinch fan!

  36. Of course, I’m a grinch fan! Is there anyone who actually isn’t a fan?

  37. I am a Grinch fan! This was a cute movie!

  38. crystle tellerday says

    yes im a grinch fan

  39. Dorothy Boucher says

    We love the story about the Grinch,

  40. Love the Grinch!

  41. Yes, we are Grinch fans here.

  42. Lisa Williams says

    yes,I am definitely a Grinch fan, and so are the rest of my family.

  43. We are Grinch Fans!

  44. Abigail Gibson says

    I enjoy watching the Grinch with my nephew. Not a fan. But this win would be for him.

  45. Tammy Evans says

    I have been a grinch fan since I was a little girl.

  46. Robin Abrams says

    I am a big Grinch fan. I can watch these movies over and over again

  47. I am a Grinch fan. I”m a green person Christmas. I hate winter but I love Christmas so I don’t know what that makes me LOL

  48. beth shepherd says

    I love the Grinch story! This would be awesome to watch with the family. THank you

  49. Wendy Kirwan says

    I have always loved the Grinch story!!! It’s cute & funny, but also has a sort of moral lesson it it that’s good for kids (some adults LOL) to learn.

  50. Stephanie Grant says

    Yes, I am a huge fan of The Grinch! I love the traditional Christmas Grinch movie but my favorite is Halloween is Grinch night!

  51. Julie Lundstrom says

    I am a huge Grinch fan!!

  52. My grandson and I are Grinch fans.

  53. I Love The Grinch !!

  54. We love the Grinch movies

  55. Colleen Maurina says

    Yes, my four grandchildren and I are big Grinch fans. His story gives a good message to children.

  56. Yes the Grinch has been my favorite since I’ve been little

  57. John Smith says

    We are definitely Grinch fans! This will be fun!

  58. I love the original book and movie too! I’ve never seen the live action version with Jim Carrey because it has zero appeal for me. I really like Benedict Cumberbatch, though, so I’m excited to see this version!

  59. Angelica Dimeo says

    Yes I am a fan of The Grinch

  60. laura feist says

    I am a grinch fan

  61. katherine klein says

    I am a huge fan of the Grinch.

  62. My son and I like the Grinch and really want to see this movie.

  63. I love the Grinch, especially when played by Jim Carrey

  64. Nicole Byer says

    I am a fan of the Grinch! Especially love his dog Max

  65. Kelly Nicholson says

    the grinch was scary as a kid man

  66. We love the Grinch. My daughter asked for grinch pajamas for christmas

  67. Of course! My family is a huge Dr. Suess fan, and my daughters have really been wanting to see this movie. 🙂

  68. Of course! My family is a huge Dr. Suess fan, and my daughters have really been wanting to see this movie.

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