First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch “Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch”

By Creative Media Times

Universal Pictures

The grouchy creature wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and is ready to ruin everyone’s Christmas in Illumination Entertainment’s latest animated film “The Grinch.” The studio released the film’s first trailer Thursday.

Benedict Cumberbatch is voicing the green furry Grinch, who is hatching a sinister scheme in Whoville as residents plan their annual holiday celebration.

In the trailer we see the Grinch (Cumberbatch) bothered by his alarm clock incessantly playing the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, because well, its from Illumination’s own blockbuster hit “Despicable Me 2” and it works perfectly here.

“Today we will do mean things and we will do them in style,” the misanthrope tells his unloved but loyal companion dog, Max. And from there he was up to no good, breaking stuff and vomiting on a pickle jar in a grocery store among others.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Scott Mosier and written by Michael LeSieur, the film is an animated revival based on the 1957 classic children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”.

The story was previously adapted twice, on an animated TV film in 1966 with Boris Karloff voicing the Grinch, and again in a full-length feature hit film in 2000 by Ron Howard starring Jim Carrey.

“The Grinch” is set to open on Nov. 9, 2018.