The Grinch Box Office

Christmas is over, but Illumination Entertainment’s new take on Dr. Seuss’ classic story How the Grinch Stole Christmas has proven to have some impressively long legs at the box office. In fact, The Grinch box office has passed the $500 million mark at the global box office, making Universal’s holiday hit the highest grossing Christmas movie of all-time. Read More »

The 5 Merriest Animated Christmas Movies

best animated christmas movies

(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: the best animated Christmas movies.)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the time when we rank the holiday movies that were staples of our childhoods as if some sort of numerical value can be applied to joy. Well, I’m no Grinch, so I’m not ranking them. But I am picking out the best animated Christmas movies because this is my column and I can do what I want. And what I want in this case is to spread Christmas joy for all to hear and perhaps give the spotlight to a few animated holiday movies that may have flown under your radar.

So, without further ado, here are the five best animated Christmas movies.

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ron howard's grinch

Whatever you think of Ron Howard’Grinch adaptation, one thing can not be denied: Christine Baranski‘s character in the film is incredibly thirsty for Jim Carrey‘s Grinch, and would very badly like to take him in her loving arms. As Christmas draws closer, let us try to remember the reason for the season: Christine Baranski being overcome with frantic lust to bang a Christmas-hating monster.

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The Grinch Was Right

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a refresher reminds you of all the important details you need to remember from the Harry Potter franchise for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Plus, a video essay makes the case for why The Grinch who stole Christmas might have been right to hate the Whos of Whoville, and Pixar reveals some Easter eggs from Finding Nemo you might have missed. Read More »

New Grinch Song

When Illumination Entertainment’s hit animated comedy Despicable Me arrived in theaters, it came with a theme song produced and performed by none other than chart-topping recording artist Pharrell. So of course they had to find another performer that all the kids would love to hear perform a new version of the classic holiday song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” for the new animated take on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale.

Tyler the Creator was tasked with writing the new song for The Grinch, and while it keeps the familiar lyrics of the original song performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger), the style is distinctly more modern and hip, almost like spoken jazz with Tyler the Creator’s rap flair spicing it up. But that doesn’t mean it’s good. You can judge for yourself by listening to the new Grinch song below. Read More »

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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Jordan Peele - Get Out - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Get Out director Jordan Peele addresses the many fan theories and observations that have been made online. Plus, see if you agree with the reasoning as to why Captain America: Civil War seemed to work better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and check out a trailer for a new documentary about Jim Carrey‘s method acting process in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Read More »

Illumination Entertainment release dates

Illumination and Universal Pictures have the next six years covered. The production company, founded in 2007, has made some monster hits with Despicable MeMinionsThe Secret Life of Pets, and most recently, Sing, which is getting a sequel. Today, Illumination announced four new release dates.

Below, learn more about the Illumination Entertainment release dates just announced.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness

During their CinemaCon presentation tonight, Universal dropped some major casting news for their upcoming Illumination Entertainment projects. First off, Benedict Cumberbatch has been set to voice the Grinch in the upcoming animated feature How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which is coming in 2017. And South Park’s Trey Parker has joined the voice cast of Despicable Me 3, as new plot details spill out about the movie.  Read More »

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Jack Frost

The holidays aren’t exactly right around the corner, but that won’t stop Christmas commercials from airing any day now. Christmas is over a month and a half away, and some people are already looking forward to all the holiday food, family gatherings, and gifts.

Another perk of the holidays? Movies. Watching films to get in the Christmas mood is always a fun part of the holidays. ABC Family, once again, is doing their 25 days of Christmas, and they’ve made a few odd choices with their lineup this year.

See what movies you can watch on ABC Family next month after the jump.

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