ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

When Jim Carrey stole Christmas as the Grinch back in 2000, it instantly became one of our most loved festive movies. So much so, that fast forward 16 years and it appears we are still yapping away for even more Christmas-napping action from our favorite Dr. Seuss grump.

Relive the anti-holiday shenanigans in the original trailer below:

Thankfully the wonderful people over at Illumination Entertainment heard our pleas and have moved the release of their cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas to November 10, 2017 — one week earlier than previously announced.

But why? Well, don't worry. It's not just because they want to channel the Grinch's hatred of the holiday season by cruelly releasing a toon when it's not even Christmas. In fact, the reasoning behind this move is more box office orientated.

As you all know, the original date (pre-Thankgiving, Friday the 17th) is when Warner Bros. is rolling out its first installment of The Justice League: Part One — a juggernaut that, if Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is anything to go by, is hopefully going to rake in some serious coin at worldwide box offices.

Instead, now the reimagined Grinch adaptation will be rubbing shoulders with Fox's remake of Murder on the Orient Express, competition that is more within Illumination Entertainment's ballpark, as I'm sure you'll agree!

Are you excited for 'Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas'?



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