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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Original title
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman (Book: Dr. Seuss)
James Horner
Donald Peterman (AKA Don Peterman)
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Universal Pictures presents an Imagine Entertainment Production
Comedy. Fantasy. Kids | Christmas. Family-friendly. Fairy Tales / Fables
Movie Groups
Dr. Seuss Adaptations | How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Synopsis / Plot
Inside a snowflake, high atop Mt. Crumpit, just north of town, a certain cave-dwelling curmudgeon peers down on the Christmas-adoring Whos of Whoville as they make their frantic Yuletide preparation. And this isn't your run-of-the-mill sourpuss. This is the Grinch (Jim Carey), and he is positively sick of those nog-sucking cheermongers. Why is the Grinch - well - so Grinchy? Nobody knows, not even his lone companion, the endlessly oppressed canine, Max. It could be because his head wasn't screwed on just right ; or maybe his shoes were too tight; or maybe because his heart was two sizes too small. With an expression that goes from glum to glummer and then to a malevolent lip-curling grin as a wicked light bulb clicks over his head - a wonderful, awful idea is born. Christmas is back and the Grinch plans to do something about this annoyingly happy holiday once and for all. Based on the Dr. Seuss classic cartoon and narrated by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
2000: Oscar: Best Makeup. 3 Nominations
2000: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actor Comedy or Musical (Jim Carrey)
2000: BAFTA Awards: Best Make-up & Hair
2000: 2 Nominations for Razzie Awards: Worst Screenplay and Worst Remake or Sequel
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