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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Details


He's mean, he's green, and he's doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High atop Mt. Crumpet, the Grinch (Carrey) observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. The Grinch was born in Whoville years ago, but was shunned due to his scary appearance, and his unrequited love for Martha May Whovier has turned him bitter; the good cheer of the Whos has been a thorn in his side ever since. Finally the Grinch decides he's had enough of all this happiness, and with the wary aid of his dog Max, the Grinch conspires to steal Christmas from Whoville, making off with their presents, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, and everything else used to enjoy the holiday. Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Clint Howard play several of the citizens of Whoville, while Anthony Hopkins narrates (taking over from the late Boris Karloff, who memorably read Dr. Seuss' story in Chuck Jones' 1966 animated adaptation of the story). Ron Howard directs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 1, 2000


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Merideth Boswell Best Art Direction 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Corenblith Best Art Direction 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rita Ryack Best Costume Design 2000 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Carrey Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Baker Best Makeup 2000 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gail Ryan Best Makeup 2000 Winner


Jim Carrey
as The Grinch
Jeffrey Tambor
as Mayor May Who
Christine Baranski
as Martha May Whovier
Bill Irwin
as Lou Lou Who
Molly Shannon
as Betty Lou Who
Clint Howard
as Whobris
Taylor Momsen
as Cindy Lou Who
Anthony Hopkins
as Narrator
Joshua Ryan Evans
as Young Grinch
Mindy Sterling
as Clarnella


Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Alec Berg
David Mandel
Jeff Schaffer
Peter S. Seaman
Jeffrey Price
Don Peterman
Bonnie Greenberg
Musical Direction/Supervision
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Hill
Michael Corenblith
Production Designer
Lauren Polizzi
Art Director
Dan Webster
Supervising Art Director
Louisa Velis
Associate Producer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Associate Producer
David Womark
Associate Producer
Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer
Rita Ryack
Executive Producer
William Hawkins
Set Designer
Al Hobbs
Set Designer
Kevin Cross
Set Designer
Andrea Dopaso
Set Designer
Suzan Wexler
Set Designer
Merideth Boswell
Set Designer
Merideth Boswell
Set Decorator
Rita Ryack
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
Monty Westmore
Todd Hallowell
Second Unit Director
Gail Ryan
Key Hairstylist
Keith Peterman
Additional Cinematography
Keith Peterman
Second Unit Director Of Photography