How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Genres - Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Christmas Film, Family Film  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 2000  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (promoted theatrically as The Grinch) is a 2000 American Christmas comedy film directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film.

Because the film is based on a children's picture book, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length, including some information about the backstory of the title character. Most of the rhymes that were used in the book were also then used in the film, though some of the lines were to some degree changed, and several new rhymes were put in.

The film also borrowed some music and character elements (such as the Grinch's green skin tone) that originated in the 1966 animated TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. The film was produced by Howard and Brian Grazer, and starring Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, Josh Ryan Evans (in his final theatrical role), and introducing Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.

The film spent four weeks as the number-one film in the United States. With Home Alone being the first, The Grinch is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time with over $345 million worldwide. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, and was also nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

Movie Info

Official Site

Budget

$123,000,000

Box Office

$346,524,444

Tags

Christmas, Cult Film, Film Based On Books, Grinch Stole Christmas, Literary, Myths/Legends/Magic, Public Humiliation, Santa Claus, Surrealism, Thief, Village, Villain Turns Good

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Based On: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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