Illumination’s newest animated film DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH is hitting theaters on November 9th! As you can imagine, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Dr. Seuss’ famous grumpy, green Christmas hating guy. To celebrate the new film I thought it would be fun to make Grinch hot chocolate!
DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH Hot Chocolate
This recipe for Grinch Hot Chocolate is so easy to make and just in time for the new DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH movie releasing on November 9th!
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– 1 packet of hot chocolate mix
– Wilton green candy melts
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– green food coloring
– whipped cream
– Christmas sprinkles
The Grinch Hot Chocolate
- - 1 packet of hot chocolate mix
- - Wilton green candy melts
- - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- - green food coloring
- - whipped cream
- - Christmas sprinkles
- In a microwave safe mug, heat 6 ounces of milk and a drop of green food coloring.
- Mix in the hot chocolate packet and vanilla extract. Stir until completely combined.
- Melt the green Wilton candy melts in microwave separately or with this Wilton Melting Pot.
- Add a tablespoon of the candy melts to the mug and mix well.
- Microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkles!
What is DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH about?
For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
Who is the cast of DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH?
Since this is an animated film you won’t see any familiar faces on the big screen but you may recognize some of the characters’ voices. Not much has been released recently about who’s playing whom but I did find a small list on IMDB. Here’s a look at the cast for the 2018 movie THE GRINCH.
Benedict Cumberbatch … Grinch (voice)
Rashida Jones … (voice)
Angela Lansbury … The Mayor of Whoville (voice)
Kenan Thompson … (voice)
Cameron Seely … (voice)
Pharrell Williams … Narrator (voice)
Is DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH based on a book?
Yes, the 2018 film DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH is based on the Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
There was an animated TV special made in the 60’s of the same name as the book. The famous song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” came from that TV special and is still loved by so many of us today. Dr. Seuss worked on this version of the beloved book.
In 2000, Universal Pictures teamed up with talented director Ron Howard and created the live action version of the book. The film starred Jim Carey and was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. After premiering in November of 2000 the film stayed at #1 in the US box office for four weeks and was the highest grossing US film of 2000. It’s also the second highest Christmas movie, second to HOME ALONE.
DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH opens everywhere November 9th!
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