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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40156407
UPC: 025192067723
UPC 14: 00025192067723
Category Keywords: Children  Christmas  Holiday  Poetry  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of whoville. In whoville, live the who's an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the who's love christmas, yet just outside of their beloved whoville lives the grinch. The grinch is a nasty creature that hates christmas.

"[Jim Carry] ...does a frankly brilliant job.  Andy Klein, TNT Rough Cut
"...means to amaze, beguile, delight. And it will.  Susan Stark, Detroit News
"[Carrey's] ...nasty, catty Grinch is a hoot and a half.  Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"An instant classic!  Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Nobody could play the Grinch better than Jim Carrey...  Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor's Note
Director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role in this live-action adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a delightfully manic spin. Carrey is virtually unrecognizable in his elaborate green makeup, but his anarchic comic touch is unmistakable. He manages to fully embody the grumpy title character, while still supplying his own comedic touches, and it is his performance that makes the film a treat for adults and children alike. The candy-colored set design for the town of Whoville and the jubilant score contribute to the overall feeling of innocuous fantasy that the Grinch disrupts with his dastardly deeds. The familiar story of the Grinch stealing every present in town on Christmas Eve has been expanded to incorporate flashbacks to the Grinch's childhood, which serve to explain his hostility toward the Whos. As Cindy Lou-Who, a little girl so sweet she sees goodness even in the Grinch, young Taylor Momsen strikes just the right note of adorable ingenuousness. Howard gets the performance the film needs from her, as her character makes the Grinch's eventual change of heart both believable and touching.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/12/2001
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20677
Video UPC UPC: 00025192067723
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English Descriptive Video, English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bill Irwin
Video Cast Info Christine Baranski
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Tambor
Video Cast Info Jim Carrey
Video Cast Info Molly Shannon
Video Cast Info Dr. Seuss - Based On Children's Book By
Video Cast Info Ron Howard - Director
Video Cast Info Donald Peterman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info James Horner - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Anthony Hopkins - Narrator
Video Cast Info Brian Grazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Ron Howard - Producer


Oscar (2001)
Video Award Name Rick Baker, Gail Rowell-Ryan, Winner, Best Makeup
   Video Award Name Merideth Boswell, Michael Corenblith, Nominee, Best Art Direction--Set Decoration
   Video Award Name Rita Ryack, Nominee, Best Costume Design

British Academy Awards (2001)
Video Award Name Rick Baker, et al., Winner, Best Makeup/Hair

MTV Award (2001)
Video Award Name Jim Carrey, Winner, Best Villain

Golden Globe (2001)
   Video Award Name Jim Carrey, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Mr. Carrey's ability to pentrate his character's disguise and get away with his usual mugging and clowning is technically no small accomplishment..." 11/17/2000 p.E20

"...Fantastic....A hugely imaginative technical achievement....Carrey wears the costume well..." 01/01/2000 p.88

Box Office
"...HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS still has heart....[Carrey gives] a maniacal performance..." 01/01/2001 p.66

Hollywood Reporter
"...Thanks to makeup whiz Rick Baker's surprisingly flexible latex work, Carrey's patented rubbery expressions are allowed to come through unimpeded..." 11/17/2000 p.8

BBC Online 7 of 10
...Director Ron Howard has certainly nailed the playfully eccentric other world of Whoville, and created a fair number of wild set-pieces that rely on the weird comic energy of Carrey, whose manic, darting movements are perfect for the Grinch, a restless, driven maverick. - Michael Thomson

Los Angeles Times 8 of 10
...a delicate balancing act between four powerful forces that could have clashed but ended up in harmony: Ron Howard's balanced direction, a cheerful and inviting look guided by production designer Michael Corenblith and visual effects supervisor Kevin Mack, Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman's clever script ideas and, the sine qua non, Jim Carrey as the Grinch. - Kenneth Turan

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Carrey,Jim
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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