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Incoming GRINCH, played by Benedict Cumberbatch

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In the mood for some grinchiness? Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game. Doctor Strange) is bringing his own take to the (in)famous, holiday-hating character in a big-screen cartoon titled Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch, which has just released its first trailer. Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” was first adapted as an animated TV special in 1966, with Boris Karloff voicing the titular grump. After that, Jim Carrey embodied the curmudgeon in a live-action 2000 version.

The movie was made by Illumination, the same company behind The Secret Life of Pets, Sing and the Despicable Me franchise.The new teaser includes a sly inside joke, as the Grinch is woken up when his alarm clock plays Pharrell Williams’s relentlessly upbeat song "Happy", the Oscar-nominated tune from Despicable Me 2.

"Today we will do mean things, and we will do them in style,” the Grinch tells his trusty dog Max right off the bat.

Most of the clip’s footage features the Grinch and Max, who fixes his boss a hot beverage with a frowny face floating on the surface. For his part, the mean green one shuts down someone trying to wish him “Happy holidays” at the grocery store and vomits into a jar after tasting pickles — then puts it back on the shelf.

The Grinch is co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Kevin Smith‘s longtime producing partner Scott Mosier. The movie will be in theaters on Nov. 9. Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

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? Find out, Christmas season 2018.

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Related:   Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game, The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Halloween Is Grinch Night


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