The Grinch will steal Christmas in February

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has just added Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch to its roster, scheduling a 4K UHD, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Disc and DVD release of the movie for release in February.

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, the release will also contain a host of bonus features, including featuring the Minions and Max. The first, “Dog Days of Winter” features the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; while “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” will offer up new mischief by the lovable Minions.

The supplements will also offer up features, such as The Making of the Mini-Movies, exploring the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them, and From Green to Screen that shows what it takes 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.

Illuminating THE GRINCH offers a behind-the-scenes look, using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, to explain how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters. In My Earliest GRINCH Memories, the cast and filmmakers reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.

In Grinchy Gadgets you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets from his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more.

Since music is a big part of the film, the release also offers supplements tailored at that, including the “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video, a stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film., and Songs From His Little Heart where you can take a deep dive into the toe-tapping beats of the movie. 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.

Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way and in X-mas Around the World we’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe. Then there is Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log in which nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.

Production Babies is a celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and Any Who Can Draw is a segment hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, as he’ll show you step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max, and Fred!

Who’s Who in Who-ville is an interactive map that is included to keep track of the many interesting characters that call Who-ville home. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit. 
The release is rounded out by “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video in which Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch will arrive on February 5 and can be yours on 4K UHD for $39.98, on

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