Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (film)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (film) poster
Directed by Ron Howard
Produced by Ron Howard
Brian Grazer

Jim Carrey
Taylor Momsen
Jeffrey Tambor
Christine Baranski
Bill Irwin
Molly Shannon
Clint Howard

Music by James Horner
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Editing by Dan Hanley
Mike Hill
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release November 17, 2000
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $123 million
Gross revenue $345,141,403

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (promoted theatrically as The Grinch) is a 2000 American comedy-drama Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. Because the film is based on a children's picture book, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length, including some information about the backstory of the titular character. Most of the rhymes used in the book were used in the film, though some were slightly changed, and new rhymes were put in as well.

The film was directed by Ron Howard, produced by Howard and Brian Grazer, and starring comedian Jim Carrey. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but spent four weeks as the number-one film in the United States. The Grinch is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time with $345,141,403 worldwide, only behind Home Alone.


  • Jim Carrey as the Grinch
  • Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who
  • Kelley as Max the Dog and Frank Welker as his voice
  • Christine Baranski as Martha May Whovier
  • Bill Irwin as Lou Lou Who
  • Molly Shannon as Betty Lou Who
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Mayor Augustus May Who
  • Clint Howard as Whobris
  • Mindy Sterling as Clarnella Who
  • Jeremy Howard and T. J. Thyne as Drew Lou and Stu Lou Who
  • Jim Meskimen as Officer Wholihan
  • Josh Ryan Evans as an 8-year-old Grinch
  • Anthony Hopkins as the Narrator
  • Bryce Dallas Howard as a surprised Who
  • Ben Bookbinder as an 8-year-old Augustus May Who
  • Landry Allbright as an 8-year-old Martha May Whovier
  • Reid Kirchenbauer as an 8-year-old Whobris
Jim Carrey films

The Sex and Violence Family Hour (1983)  · Copper Mountain (1983)  · All in Good Taste (1983)  · Finders Keepers (1984)  · Once Bitten (1985)  · Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)  · The Dead Pool (1988)  · Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)  · Pink Cadillac (1989)  · High Strung (1991)  · Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)  · Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)  · The Mask (1994)  · Dumb and Dumber (1994)  · Batman Forever (1995)  · Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)  · The Cable Guy (1996)  · Liar Liar (1997)  · The Truman Show (1998)  · Simon Birch (1998)  · Man on the Moon (1999)  · Me, Myself & Irene (2000)  · Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)  · The Majestic (2001)  · Bruce Almighty (2003)  · Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)  · Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)  · Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)  · The Number 23 (2007)  · Horton Hears a Who! (2008)  · Yes Man (2008)  · I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)  · A Christmas Carol (2009)  · Under the Sea 3D (2009)  · Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)  · The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)  · Kick-Ass 2 (2013)  · Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)  · Dumb and Dumber To (2014)  ·

Taylor Momsen films

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)  ·

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