Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


The classic celebration of the spirit of the holidays comes home. Acclaimed director Ron Howard, his longtime partner and producer Brian Grazer, plus Jim Carrey (as the Grinch) brings Dr. Seuss' beloved tale to life in this adventure "that can make your heart grow three sizes -- if you're not laughing too hard!" (Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

With dazzling scenery and special effects, narration by Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Jim Carrey's own rendition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," this gift from the heart is a "holiday package that kids will embrace and parents will adore". (Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News)


Character's name Portrayed by Sonic counterpart
The Grinch Jim Carrey Shadow
Cindy Lou-Who Taylor Momsen Cream
Augustus May-Who Jeffrey Tambor Knuckles
Martha May Whovier Christine Baranski Rouge

In Other Languages

Language Title
French Le Grincheux
Spanish El Grinch
Portuguese O Grinch
Chinese 鬼靈精
Korean 그린치
Thai เดอะกริ๊นช์ ตัวเขียวป่วนเมือง

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA November 17, 2000
VHS/DVD USA November 20, 2001
Blu-ray Disc USA October 13, 2009

This film contained trailers for films like Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire and DreamWorks Animation's Shrek.

Home video timeline

Format Cover Release Date(s) List price Notes
DVD Howthegrinchstolechristmas dvd.jpg November 20, 2001


  • $24.98 (August 2001–2002)
  • $19.98 (November 5, 2002–2003)
  • $14.98 (October 7, 2003–2005)


  • $26.98 (August 2001–2003)
  • $19.98 (October 7, 2003–present)
Blu-ray Howthegrinchstolechristmas bluray.jpg October 13, 2009
Blu-ray Howthegrinchstolechristmas 2015bluray.jpg October 13, 2015 Also includes a Digital HD copy of the film.
DVD Howthegrinchstolechristmas 2017dvd.jpg Also includes a Digital HD copy of the film.





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