Dr. Suess’ THE GRINCH is now available on digital and Blu-Ray.
I received a free copy to review, and all opinions are mine.
The Grinch from Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Dr. Seuss’ THE GRINCH is based on Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships. It is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).
The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions. It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely. With Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams
Music By: Danny Elfman with songs by Tyler, The Creator
Based on the Book: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss
Screenplay By: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow
Executive Producers: Chris Renaud, Latifa Ouaou, Audrey Geisel
Produced By: Chris Meledandri p.g.a. Janet Healy p.g.a.
Directed By: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney
Home Release Trailer
Bonus Features on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray & DVD
- Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
- “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.
Bonus Features on 4K U;tra HD, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital
- The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
- Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
- Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
- Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidentally dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.
- From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
- Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
- My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
- Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
- “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film.
- Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
- X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
- Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
- Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
- Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!
Watch these fun clips!
My Review of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch is a very cute family film. It stays very true to the original story; it just adds some embellishments! Those embellishments include beautiful animation and engaging characters.
Cindy Lou Who gets a major upgrade, and she is the best! She’s inventive, friendly, assertive, and caring. Her friends, even though they play a minor role, add so much to the movie. The scenes they’re in are so funny!
Mr. Bricklebaum (played by Kenan Thompson from Kenan & Kel and GOOD BURGER! and lots of other stuff) is hilarious! He’s probably my favorite character in The Grinch.
I adore the animation! It’s so colorful and Christmasy! Whoville is filled with charming houses, and I really want to live in it. I’m all about Christmas.
The story is made richer by the Grinch’s backstory as well as the added characters with their stories. I love Cindy Lou’s selfless wish for Christmas (I won’t spoil it for you), but make sure you watch the credits!
You and your family will definitely enjoy this movie!
Download the instructions for these Grinchy Valentine’s Day crafts
Download the instructions: http://bit.ly/GrinchEnvelopeGarland
Make a Grinchy Cookie Cake for your Valentine!
Download the directions here: http://bit.ly/GrinchVdayCookieRecipe
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