Exclusive: ‘The Grinch’ Blu-ray Clip Features Danny Elfman Channeling “Sass & Energy”

     February 4, 2019

dr-seuss-grinch-bluray-clip-danny-elfmanOut on digital now and coming to home video tomorrow, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is the perfect family film to add to your collection and watch it during the holidays or any time of year. The Illumination Entertainment feature is a gorgeously animated retelling of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas story centering on the iconic uber-grump, The Grinch. Brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch, The Grinch offers up beautiful visuals, laugh-a-minute comedy, and some whimsical music along the way. It’s to the score of the film that we turn today as we give you a sneak peek in our exclusive clip from the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment release’s special features.

In this clip, Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman talks about meeting with Dr. Seuss, jumping at the opportunity to compose the score for this modern retelling of the tale, and figuring out how to channel “sass and energy” for the title character. It’s just one brief look at the many special features available on the home video release, which are detailed following out clip.

Check out our exclusive clip from The Grinch home release, which is available now on Digital and arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K tomorrow:

From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions.

It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, Sherlock) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family!

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Image via Illumination Entertainment

INCLUDES NEW MINI-MOVIES: –

Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.

– Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.

– Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.

BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

– Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.

– “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.

– From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.

– Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.

– Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred! – And much more!

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-ray version, all in stunning 4K resolution.

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