October 13, 2009
Universal Studios Home Video
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
IN THEATRES: NOVEMBER 17, 2000
In this live-action adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, director Ron Howard (APOLLO 13, SPLASH), casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a perverse, manic spin. Add great special effects and a fast-moving script, and this well-loved story of a freakish green monster living in a mountainside cave who disguises himself as Santa Claus and burglarizes every single house in the adorable village of Whoville on Christmas Eve, becomes a hilarious holiday comedy.
Theatrical release: November 17, 2000
Max the dog was found in a pound a few months before shooting.
Screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman also wrote WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT.
"Where Are You Christmas?" co-written by Mariah Carey and performed by Faith Hill, is featured on the film's soundtrack, along with a rap song, "Grinch 2000," featuring Jim Carrey and Busta Rhymes.
Director Ron Howard had to convince the widow of Ted (Dr. Seuss) Geisel to grant him permission to film the beloved children's story.