Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are Developing an all new movie animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Through several sources we have learned that it will be a CG animated feature.
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The “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” original cartoon animation was first created in 1966, based off the book by Dr Seuss. It was later adapted to Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a live-action movie version, in 2000, with Jim Carrey famously portraying The Grinch.
Like many, my favorite is still the original cartoon version, though I do think the Cindy Lou in the movie version is absolutely adorable. I just wish the scenes, especially the one where she sang the lovely song, “Where are you Christmas?” could have been a bit brighter. I know they probably wanted the setting to be darker to fit her solemn mood, but we could barely see her. That’s one thing I always think of when I think of the Dr. Seuss books, from the time I first read them as a little grirl... how they are filled with excitement, action, brightness, and color! I do hope the new creators will keep that in mind!
One of the creators of this new film, Christopher Meledandri, has also produced Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who in 2008 and Dr. Seuss' the Lorax in 2012. I have seen "Horton", and thought it to be bright, fun, and cheerful.
If you are a fan of this beloved classic, then we shall all have high expectations for this new animated 3d movie version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”!
Coming to Theaters in 2015!
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Quotes above: from the 1966 animated cartoon version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
Grinch movie details via: Illumination Entertainment, Variety.com , HollywoodReporter.com