Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(known as The Grinch
for promotional purposes), is a 2000 comedy film
from Universal Studios
and Imagine Entertainment
, based on the 1966 TV special
which itself is based on 1957 book of the same name
by Dr. Seuss
. 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 used in the book were used in the film, though some were slightly changed, and new rhymes were put in as well.
Directed by Ron Howard
, produced by Howard and Brian Grazer
, and starring Jim Carrey
, it is the first Dr. Seuss story made into a feature film. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but spent four weeks as the #1 film in the United States.DreamWorks Pictures
was originally planning to co-produce the film, but dropped out at the last minute.The Grinch
is the highest-grossing Christmas film of all-time with $345,141,403 worldwide.
In the microscopical city of Whoville
, everyone celebrates Christmas with much happiness and joy, with the exception of the cynical and misanthropic
Grinch (Jim Carrey
), who despises Christmas and the Whos with great wrath and occasionally pulls dangerous and harmful pranks on them. As a result, no one likes or cares for him.
Cindy Lou (Taylor Momsen
), after becoming aware of the Grinch's existence, starts to create interest in the Grinch and his history... Read More