First Footage: Illumination’s “The Grinch”

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first footage from their adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ iconic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” children’s book.

The TV spot for “The Grinch,” released in conjunction with the start of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, can be seen below and comes ahead of the film itself on November 9th.

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.