Illumination and Universal Pictures have released a new international trailer and images from their eighth animated feature, 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.
The Grinch, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with his loyal dog Max. His cave is full of inventions and contraptions to make his life easier. He only sees his neighbours in Who-ville when he runs out of food.
Watch The Grinch International trailer below:
His quiet, lonely life is disrupted each Christmas by the celebrations of his neighbours. After the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch decides that he must steal Christmas. His plan involves posing as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and he even traps a reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Down in Who-ville, a young girl named Cindy-Lou plots with her friends to trap Santa Claus. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheming threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will she achieve her goal of meeting Santa Claus or will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
The Grinch arrives in cinemas on November 9th, 2018.
View some image stills from The Grinch in our gallery below: