“You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch.” Illumination Studios recently released their take on the classic Christmas story to cinemas worldwide. Many holiday fans, young and old alike will flock to the cinemas this Christmas to see the new version of The Grinch. Will Netflix get The Grinch? Let’s find out.
In 1966, the original Christmas holiday classic was released. It wasn’t until 2000 when the very first live-action film of the character would be released. While How the Grinch Stole Christmas didn’t resonate with critics, thanks to Jim Carrey’s witty and hilarious performance, the film has become a Christmas favorite for many.
The creators of Despicable Me, Sing animated the latest version of The Grinch. Illumination Studios have become heavy hitters for animated-children films since the release of worldwide phenomenon Despicable Me. After animating another Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax, it was only fitting the animation studio’s first Christmas film would be their take on The Grinch.
Each year the Who’s in Whoville celebrate the holiday season with Jubilant and over the top joy, with Who Girls and Who Boys that can’t wait to play with new toys. The grinch, who towers over Mount Crumpet, is averse to the Who jovial trumpets. He smiles and sneers, but he has a plan. Donning the red and donning the white, the Who’s of Whoville will get a Christmas fright. As the Grinch goes about his evil business, this is how he the Grinch stole Christmas.
Netflix US has not confirmed that The Grinch will appear on their platform. The agreement that Illumination has put in place should ensure the availability of The Grinch on Netflix for a short time. This contract allowed previous titles like Minions and The Secret Life of Pets to be available on Netflix, but they were removed because of time restrictions. Netflix subscribers could see The Grinch as soon as spring.
Netflix US currently has only Despicable Me 3 (and Sing) streaming films from Illumination Studio. You can rent or buy the remaining animation films from Illumination Studio. Illumination doesn’t currently have their own streaming service or a dedicated platform where all their content is available to stream.
Since 2010, the studio has made 9 films, 4 of which are part of Despicable Me. The popularity of Illumination has skyrocketed in recent years.
Austrailia is the country that has the most Illumination Studios. However, there are 9 films to choose from and no region in which all of them can be streamed.
In the UK, Sky is usually the first network that receives the latest titles. It is likely that The Grinch, via Sky Go or Now TV, will stream some time in Spring.
In all other regions, there doesn’t seem to be a dedicated streaming platform for Illumination’s films. Fans will hope that their region is the one to have exclusive streaming rights.
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