the grinch trailer

That mean green bastard The Grinch is back in an all-new animated movie. Yes, that nasty wasty skunk is returning to ruin Christmas for the Whos down in Whoville, so you better get out of his way. The new The Grinch trailer awaits you below, in all its green glory.

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the grinch make up

The make-up job for the live-action 2000 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was notoriously arduous. Jim Carrey compared the eight-hour process to “being buried alive,” and the production nearly came to a screeching halt because of how much the actor hated the make-up. But what about the poor make-up artist on the other side of the brush?

That would be Kazuhiro Tsuji, the Academy Award-winning make-up artist behind acclaimed films like Men in Black, Hellboy, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Tusji recently scored his third Oscar nomination for Darkest Hour and is still steadily working in the industry. But that almost didn’t come to be after he worked with Carrey on The Grinch.

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The Grinch first look

The Winter Olympics have commenced, bringing with them our first real look at The Grinch. Dr. Seuss’ immortal Christmas thief has already seen one big screen treatment before, via Ron Howard’s candy-colored nightmare adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, the big green menace is set to come to theaters again in the form of a new animated film from Illumination. See The Grinch first look below.

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the grinch poster

Just in case you forgot: they’re making a new Grinch movie and it comes out next year. Titled either The Grinch or How the Grinch Stole Christmas (it seems to be known as both depending on where you look), this version hails from Illumination Entertainment, the company behind The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me series. The film is still nearly a year away, but we can already say one thing for sure – it will almost certainly not be the worst cinematic take on this character. It has that much going for it.

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Briefly: Ron Howard and Jim Carrey’s live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, from 2000, isn’t the most beloved movie out there — why watch that one when the original Chuck Jones animated version is so much more charming? — but it does have fans, and it made money.

But The Lorax made more money, and so now Universal, Chris Meledandri, and Illumination Entertainment are going to make a new 3D animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to follow up on Illumination’s other Seuss adaptations. Deadline says that Meledandri is producing with Pete Candeland set to direct. There’s no writer on board yet. Expect to see the film for Christmas 2014 at the earliest.

 

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