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The team behind The Lorax to remake Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Feb. 7, 2013by: Alex Maidy

There have been three iterations of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: the eternal storybook, the classic animated special, and the dogshit live action movie from Ron Howard and Jim Carrey. So, since one of those three is an abyssmal failure, logic dictates it should be remade.

Enter Chris Meladandri and Illuminatrion Entertainment, the team behind DESPICABLE ME and THE LORAX. To date, THE LORAX has been far and away the best adaptation of a Dr. Seuss story for the big screen. The music was catchy and the environmentally friendly moral still hits home, but without sacrificing the heart of the book. That is what was crucially missing from both Ron Howard's THE GRINCH and Mike Myers' THE CAT IN THE HAT. Neither of those movies had heart which could have been due to the difficulty in setting such a fantastic world in a realistic manner. It just ends up looking fake and takes you completely out of the magic of the tale.

Deadline reports that Meladandri, who also worked on HORTON HEARS A WHO over at Fox and Blue Sky, and Illumination have a great working relationship with Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss, which is enough of a blessing on the project for me.

With the turnaround time on an animated movie being upwards of two years, do not expect to see the latest version of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS anytime soon, but expect when it is ready that it will hit theaters around Thanksgiving.

Source: Deadline

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10:28AM on 02/08/2013

Woah, woah, woah! Dogshit?!

Dude, I loved that movie! Maybe it wasn't perfect and wasn't "intellectual" or whatever, but it's one of those FUN Christmas films for me growing up; one that I saw with my cousins during the holidays and just laughed till my sides hurt. Maybe it's because I was a kid at the time, but I watched it again last year and it isn't bad at all. Jesus, hold back on the flamethrower every once in a while, man.
Dude, I loved that movie! Maybe it wasn't perfect and wasn't "intellectual" or whatever, but it's one of those FUN Christmas films for me growing up; one that I saw with my cousins during the holidays and just laughed till my sides hurt. Maybe it's because I was a kid at the time, but I watched it again last year and it isn't bad at all. Jesus, hold back on the flamethrower every once in a while, man.
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10:21AM on 02/08/2013

"Dogshit live action movie from Ron Howard"

Damn bro, I think Ron Howard did what he could with that film. I enjoyed the shit out of it and thought it was really fun and had A LOT of heart, not sure if you saw the same film bro.
Damn bro, I think Ron Howard did what he could with that film. I enjoyed the shit out of it and thought it was really fun and had A LOT of heart, not sure if you saw the same film bro.
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3:21AM on 02/08/2013

I wanna see bartholomew and the oobleck!!!!!

a dogshit live action movie, abyssmal failure. seriously? Just because you didn't like the movie doesn't mean you have to trash it, and assume everyone did. As far as them remaking it. I would rather they move on to another story we haven't seen yet. bartholomew and the oobleck would be cool, or green eggs and ham. There are so many to choose from.
a dogshit live action movie, abyssmal failure. seriously? Just because you didn't like the movie doesn't mean you have to trash it, and assume everyone did. As far as them remaking it. I would rather they move on to another story we haven't seen yet. bartholomew and the oobleck would be cool, or green eggs and ham. There are so many to choose from.
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3:10AM on 02/08/2013
Didn't care too much for the lorax. when I saw the title of the article I originally thought "why can't it be the team behind 'horton hears a who' remaking this?"
Didn't care too much for the lorax. when I saw the title of the article I originally thought "why can't it be the team behind 'horton hears a who' remaking this?"
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11:57PM on 02/07/2013
Man this article makes me feel old. I'm in the mood to go read Cat in the Hat now.
Man this article makes me feel old. I'm in the mood to go read Cat in the Hat now.
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11:42PM on 02/07/2013

You're a mean one

I know Ron Howard's movie had a few issues, but I really enjoyed it. And there is a growing minority that would agree with me. Maybe they should attempt other Seuss books instead. Green Eggs and Ham, Butter Battle, and Yertle would all make great movies
I know Ron Howard's movie had a few issues, but I really enjoyed it. And there is a growing minority that would agree with me. Maybe they should attempt other Seuss books instead. Green Eggs and Ham, Butter Battle, and Yertle would all make great movies
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10:03PM on 02/07/2013

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Horton was made by Fox and Blue Sky (and I thought was better than Lorax) LORAX sucked, it was too short
No more remakes
Horton was made by Fox and Blue Sky (and I thought was better than Lorax) LORAX sucked, it was too short
No more remakes
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