Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Director: Ron Howard, Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski

Cast: Ron Howard, Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski

     
 

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He's mean, he's green, and he doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High atop Mt. Crumpet, the Grinch (Carrey) observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. The Grinch was born in Whoville years ago, but was shunned

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He's mean, he's green, and he doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High atop Mt. Crumpet, the Grinch (Carrey) observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. The Grinch was born in Whoville years ago, but was shunned due to his scary appearance, and his unrequited love for Martha May Whovier has turned him bitter; the good cheer of the Whos has been a thorn in his side ever since. Finally the Grinch decides he's had enough of all this happiness, and with the wary aid of his dog Max, the Grinch conspires to steal Christmas from Whoville, making off with their presents, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, and everything else used to enjoy the holiday. Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Clint Howard play several of the citizens of Whoville, while Anthony Hopkins narrates (taking over from the late Boris Karloff, who memorably read Dr. Seuss' story in Chuck Jones' 1966 animated adaptation of the story). Ron Howard directs.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Prepare the Roast Beast and get set to feast your eyes on director Ron Howard's spectacular live-action film of the cherished Dr. Seuss story about a holiday-hating Grinch who tries to put the kibosh on Christmas. Even if the production misses the simple charm of Dr. Seuss' classic 1957 book or Chuck Jones's beloved 1966 animated adaptation, it is a dizzying wonder of over-the-top performances and creative set design. Howard's Whoville makes Blade Runner's vision of a future Los Angeles look like Mayberry, RFD. Jim Carrey, with an invaluable assist from Oscar-winning makeup maestro Rick Baker, brings the Grinch to roaring, ranting life in a bravura performance. A stellar ensemble cast lends able comic support: Christine Baranski is perfect as the Grinch's childhood sweetheart; Jeffrey Tambor (Larry Sanders) scores, too, as the mean green one's lifelong nemesis. Bill Irwin and Molly Shannon are the holiday-harried parents of the adorable Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen), who melts the Grinch's cold, cold heart, and Anthony Hopkins lends a touch of class as the film's narrator. Kids will delight in the antics of Max, the Grinch's dog and reluctant partner-in-crime. The Grinch is a perfect holiday gift, as the DVD offers a sleigh-load of extras, including deleted scenes, a gag outtake reel, segments on the film's production and character design, a Faith Hill music video, and "Max's Playhouse," which contains sing-along, read-along, and play-along activities for children.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
UPC:
0025192048852
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Blue-Ray exclusive: BD-Live; Spotlight onl location; Outtakes; Who School; Makeup application and design; Seussian set decoration; Visual effects; Music video: Faith Hill "Where are you Christmas?"; Feature commentary with director Ron Howard; D-BOX motion enabled

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey The Grinch
Jeffrey Tambor Mayor May Who
Christine Baranski Martha May Whovier
Bill Irwin Lou Lou Who
Molly Shannon Betty Lou Who
Clint Howard Whobris
Taylor Momsen Cindy Lou Who
Anthony Hopkins Narrator

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director,Producer
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
Alec Berg Screenwriter
Merideth Boswell Set Decoration/Design
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
Kevin Cross Set Decoration/Design
Digital Domain Animator
Andrea Dopaso Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Producer
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Todd Hallowell Executive Producer
Daniel Hanley Editor
William Hawkins Set Decoration/Design
Mike Hill Editor
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Al Hobbs Set Decoration/Design
James Horner Score Composer
Jane Jenkins Casting
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
David MacMillian Sound/Sound Designer
David Mandel Screenwriter
Don Peterman Cinematographer
Lauren Polizzi Art Director
Aldric La'Auli Porter Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Jeffrey Price Screenwriter
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Schaffer Screenwriter
Peter S. Seaman Screenwriter
Louisa Velis Associate Producer
Suzan Wexler Set Decoration/Design
David Womark Associate Producer
Dr. Seuss Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1. A Whoville Christmas
2. Meet the Grinch
3. Cindy Lou's Savior
4. Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?
5. No Place Like Home
6. The Grinch's Story
7. Cindy Lou's Candidate
8. The Invitation
9. Second Thoughts
10. The Holiday Cheermeister
11. The Grinch's Revenge
12. A Wonderful, Awful Idea
13. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
14. Grinchy Claus
15. To Take Every Present
16. Christmas Destroyed
17. A Change of Heart
18. To Save Cindy Lou
19. Merry Christmas, Mr. Grinch
20. End Titles

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
dr seuss how the grinch stole christmas is a very good movie a good decoration with a good special special effects im a big fan of dr seuss and horror movies
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great movie. Good actors, special effects, good director, ITS A MOVIE ALL WILL LOVE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
oh jim carry as the grinch is so funny although litte children may be scared to watch this movie cause i'll admit he is pretty freaky but this movie is just as good as the cartoon film by Dr Seus the older grinch movie but like i said young kids may fear the grinch still in all its a pretty good movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 17 minute cartoon I loved as a child is now available in modern technical color! I admit, I was concerned. How would they possibly make this entertaining for 2 hours? But they did! The story is true to the original, but richer and fuller. Christine Baranski is beautiful, Molly Shannon is hillarious, and of course, Jim is wonderful too. If you ever wondered what the true meaning of Christmas is, because you are too tired, too cranky, too stressed or just feel like everything is too much - put your feet up and take a breather as you watch this show!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ron Howard has done it again. This rendition of the Seuss classic you will want to watch again and again. Jim Carrey outdoes even himself portraying the Grinch, and the set of Whoville is absolutely amazing. All characters are perfectly cast, and the story is as touching as ever. Dr. Seuss would have been proud to view this film. The DVD is also loaded with extras, you'll be popping this baby in your DVD player every christmas, and probably even more frequently than that......
Guest More than 1 year ago
Typically I'm not a big Jim Carrey fan but as the Grinch I can't think of anyone better. The movie is wonderfully adapted from both the book and the tv cartoon of the same title. I highly recommend this movie to all who enjoy holiday films and enjoy Dr. Seuss!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All aspects of this movie are superb: acting, direction, script, make-up, special effects, musical score, etc. When I first heard of a live-action Grinch, I cringed. Why would anyone want to mess with a classic? Then I heard Jim Carey was to play the Grinch. I thought, if there is one man who can pull this off, it's Carey. As I sat in the theater watching the movie, I could only think one thing - ''This IS the Grinch.'' Ron Howard and Jim Carey were able to capture the essence of the Christmas classic we've come to know and love. The rest of the cast only add to that magic, creating a truly wonderful movie experience. I predict this movie will join ''It's A Wonderful Life'', ''Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer'' and ''Frosty, The Snowman'' as one of the all-time Christmas treasures.
Rookies3 More than 1 year ago
It is already a holiday classic for my kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best remade movie by far i laughed through the whole thing!!jim carrey was great as the grinch i watch it all the time
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grinch is the most ''Grinchiful'' movie for the whole family!!! My complements to Jim Carrey who did great on playing the Grinch!!!! The movie is just as great as the Dr.Seuss book!!!! Cool!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is funny and with action BUY THIS PRUDUCT RIGHT NOW!!!It has joy full songs too!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD is great! Jim Carrey shows the best of his acting in this movie. Every last bit from who-ville to the Grinch's cave are just as everyone pictured them.
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