The Grinch: South African rele


The Grinch: South African release date, cast, trailer and more

You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch! The Grinch, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is set to hit theatres in December.

The Grinch: South African rele


For their eighth, fully animated feature, the studio behind the blockbuster Despicable Me films, Illumination, and Universal Pictures present The Grinch. 

The last time movie-goers saw the Grinch was in 2000 when Jim Carrey played the wisecracking cynical green creature in How the Grich Stole Christmas.

The Grinch: Plot

The Grinch is based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic and 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,” reads the film’s description.

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 South African Release Date:

The Grinch is set to hit South African theatres on 7 December 2018.

The Grinch: Cast

Other than Benedict, other names connected to the film are Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury as the mayor of Who-ville, Kenan Thompson and Cameron Seely.

Pharrell Williams has composed and will perform an original song for the movie. He is also the narrator of the film.

The Grinch: Trailer