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The Grinch

If you're wondering why there's another cartoon out about the Christmas curmudgeon, remember the other Grinch 'toon is only a half hour special. Illumination, who brought us Gru and the Minions, does a pretty decent job in expanding the story. The Grinch, who in this version is a touch kinder to his trusty pooch Max, is given a back story, and Cindy Lu Who has a larger role as a girl who wants something special from Santa — something that comes without ribbons, tags and packages. You know, something that doesn't come from a store. Benedict Cumberbatch does a fine job voicing the green menace. It was sweet and amusing — just what it needed to be.

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