You certainly can’t celebrate the holiday season until you’ve spent it with Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. And we mean the character, but also the 2018 film! There are three movies, including the massively popular Jim Carrey-led live-action production. Another fun one to check out is the computer-animated movie, which was released in 2018.
The Christmas fantasy comedy, produced by Illumination and Universal Pictures, is based on the infamous book by the infamous author. The film grossed over $512 million worldwide in the box office.
We all know the story – it’s about a grump who lives alone in a cave with his dog Max decides to stop Whoville’s holiday celebrations by stealing all the Christmas decorations and gifts. His reason? The bright and loud festivities disrupt his solitude. Of course when he comes across sweet young girl Cindy-Lou Who, the Grinch may just have a change of heart.
So who are the actors who lent their voices to these iconic roles? We’ve got the answer for you below!
The Grinch (2018): Who was in the voice cast?
Primetime Emmy Award-winner Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the titular role, with young actress Cameron Seely playing the girl who manages to grow the character’s heart three sizes. Check out the full voice cast below:
- Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch
- Cameron Seely as Cindy-Lou Who
- Rashida Jones as Donna Who, Cindy Lou’s overworked single mother
- Kenan Thompson as Bricklebaum, the Grinch’s neighbor
- Angela Lansbury as Mayor McGerkle, the Mayor of Whoville
- Pharrell Williams as the Narrator
- Tristan O’Hare as Groopert, Cindy Lou’s best friend
The production was directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney, with the screenplay penned by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy served as producers.
Will you be watching the film this holiday season? Which adaptation is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is now streaming on Hulu.