The Grinch has been a beloved Christmas character since Dr. Seuss first published the book, and there have been plenty of different film adaptations over the years.
One of the most popular is Jim Carrey’s 2000 movie, which has a dark tone that may not be to everyone’s taste. But if you’re a fan of the original cartoon, there’s another version that’s worth checking out this year:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
There’s no denying that Christmas movies are some of the most popular films to be released at the box office. These classics often bring in big numbers, and they are often accompanied by great music.
Whether you’re looking for an animated classic or a live-action adaptation, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. Netflix is a great place to watch all of the best Christmas films. In addition to the latest hits, you can also catch classics like Home Alone and Elf.
If you’re a fan of the 1966 animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you’ll be happy to know that it is available on Netflix for streaming. It’s also available on Amazon Video, iTunes and Google Play.
As you’re probably aware, the original 1966 cartoon is one of the most famous Christmas movies in history. It has been remade in a number of ways, but it is still considered a classic today.
It is a must-watch for families during the holidays and on Christmas Day. It also features several classic songs, including the “Grich” song that was written by Thurl Ravenscroft.
The animated movie is now part of Netflix’s streaming library, where it can be rented for 3.99 or purchased for $9.99. You can also watch the film online through the Amazon Video app on your mobile device, computer or connected device like the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
The Grinch: The Musical
The Grinch is a misunderstood character who is known for stealing Christmas. He has been played by many actors over the years, including Boris Karloff, Hans Conried, Bob Holt, Anthony Asbury, Jim Carrey, Rik Mayall and Benedict Cumberbatch.
He is a popular holiday character and has been the focus of many different movies, television shows and musicals over the years. He has been a favorite among kids and adults since his debut in the 1966 television special.
For the last 24 years, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre has been performing How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Each year, the show features a new cast and a few tweaks to the story. This season, the company hired Andrew Polec to play the Grinch.
At 32, he is the youngest Grinch in the show’s history and is able to connect with audiences of all ages. He also demonstrates boundless energy and robust vocal performance.
His huge eyes and rubbery physicality make him feel like a cartoon character come to life. He tosses in unexpected pirouettes, yoga stretches and booty shakes that give his grumpy character a childlike sense of humor.
He sings the iconic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas.” His performance is full of charm and he has a great rapport with children in the audience.
The Grinch: The Animated Movie
The Grinch is a cynical green creature who lives in a cave near Whoville and is content with his life. However, the town loves to celebrate Christmas in a big way every year, and they often ruin his peace of mind. He wants to get rid of the oversized celebrations and have his peaceful life back. So he comes up with a plan to steal Christmas and take it back.
This saga is a classic and has been adapted many times in different mediums such as books, movies, and even games. It is a great family film and has become an annual tradition for many people. It can be rented or streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other platforms.
Illumination has been making animated films for years and have proven to be a master at delivering fun and entertaining films that are both heartwarming and memorable for their audiences. The Grinch is no exception to this rule and despite its flaws, it has an endearing story that will make you smile.
The movie also introduces new characters such as Cindy Lou Who (Cameron Seely) and Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson) who are a lot of fun to watch.
But the main focus of the film is the story of the mean Grinch and his attempts to steal Christmas from everyone in Whoville. The film is based on the 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and directed by Chuck Jones.
The Grinch: The Live-Action Movie
The Grinch is a solitary green-furred creature who lives on Mount Crumpit in a cave above Whoville, a cheery town that loves Christmas and plans to make it three times bigger this year. He’s irritated by the oversized celebrations and traumatized by a previous Christmas that he feels deprived of, so he hatches an evil plan to steal all the presents in Whoville and take them to his lonesome home.
The story has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including the 1966 animated television special narrated by Boris Karloff and the 2000 live-action film starring Jim Carrey. This latest retelling is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title character. It is produced by Illumination, the studio behind the Despicable Me franchise and The Secret Life of Pets.
In this updated version, the Grinch is not as solitary as in the original storybook. He’s also less evil. While he remains a curmudgeon and a misanthrope, his heart is more tender toward animals than he was in the past. This makes him easier to relate to for kids, which is a good thing since this is an animation geared toward children.
While the movie is not as enjoyable as Illumination’s first two Dr. Seuss adaptations (Despicable Me and Minions), it is a solid holiday offering that’s fun to watch. It has a good mix of comedy, music, and cuteness and is well-suited for the whole family to enjoy together.