Watch out! Someone’s about to ruin Christmas.

Thanks to License Global magazine, we now have the first look at the CG-animated Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing the titular character on the animated reboot, which is now titled, “The Grinch”.

Benedict Cumberbatch The Grinch
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The classic Dr. Seuss story has received several adaptations over the years. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” first debuted in 1966 as an animated special. Jim Carrey then took on the role as the Grinch in the original live-action movie adaptation back in 2000. It’s be interesting to see Cumberbatch’s interpretation as a classically trained actor as opposed to Carrey’s comedic delivery.


What we’ve set out to do with this telling of the Grinch is make it both modern and traditional at the same. The last telling of the Grinch focused a little bit more on sort of the commercialisation of Christmas and how the commercialisation of Christmas can lead us down the wrong path,” said producer Chris Meledandri.

I think that the essence of this film is… the simple question of whether or not innocence can transform cynicism. The beauty of that simplicity for me is what’s at the heart of the movie. In the experience of the movie I love the sort of wicked comedic aspect of this character the Grinch and I think that what you’ll see is from the very, very early animation tests, very raw, you’ll see that there’s an undeniable appeal in the character in spite of that kind of, sort of wicked persona, and I find that very, very, appealing and attractive,” he added.

Benedict Cumberbatch The Grinch
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Directed by Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney, “The Grinch” will be stealing Christmas on 9th November 2018.

Do you like Cumberbatch’s version of “The Grinch”? Word on the street is it that the studio is opting for a less scary 3D character this time around.

Source: Movie Web.

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