Dr Seuss’ classic Christmas tale is given a fresh lick of paint by directors Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier in Illumination’s feel-good 2018 reimagining which comes to Sky Store this week.
Benedict Cumberbatch takes the lead role as he becomes the grumpy, green meanie in a tale narrated by Mr. “Happy” Pharrell Williams while, elsewhere, Cameron Seely and Rashida Jones feature as Cindy Lou who and her struggling mother Donna, respectively. Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Tristan O’Hare make up the main cast as the residents of Whoville.
Haunted by the neglect and loneliness he experienced over the holiday season as an unwanted child at an orphanage, Whoville’s most bitter resident – The eponymous Grinch – finds himself resenting the joy and merry-making of the townspeople his house overlooks and so hatches a plan to steal Christmas to remedy his own misery.
But when the Grinch meets little Cindy Lou, whose only Christmas wish is to see her mother’s hectic workload reduced so that she can spend the festive period with her, a Christmas miracle begins to reveal itself. Will the Grinch rediscover his Christmas spirit?
The Grinch (2018) – Available on Sky Store now.