Georgia Toffolo Lends her Voice to Mrs. Toffee Apple in DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH From Illumination and Universal Pictures
TV PERSONALITY, GEORGIA TOFFOLO WILL FEATURE IN FOR HER FIRST FILM ROLE TO VOICE THE CHARACTER OF MRS. TOFFEE APPLE
Illumination and Universal Pictures announced today that TV personality Georgia Toffolo will join Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch from Illumination and Universal Pictures. She will voice Mrs. Toffee Apple in the UK version of the film.
Mrs. Toffee Apple is a small-and-sweet Whoville resident who is out on a shopping trip. She’s excitedly grabbing some final ingredients for her traditional Christmas stuffing, but even on her tiptoes she can’t quite reach the top shelf for a much-needed jar that is just out of her reach.
About Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, inspiring and visually stunning, The Grinch tells a universal story about the redemptive power of kindness and the true spirit of Christmas.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food.
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Meanwhile, down in Whoville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can ask him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, Cindy-Lou’s altruistic plan threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will joy and optimism win out over grumpiness and cynicism?
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Film Page
DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH IS IN UK CINEMAS NOVEMBER 9
Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. The company’s franchises include three of the top-eight animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $5.8 billion worldwide.
Illumination was recently honoured by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies.
Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, has garnered an extraordinary number of franchise successes for a studio just over a decade old. As the creator of the hugely successful world of Despicable Me, which was recently crowned the top-grossing box-office animated franchise globally, Illumination has evolved the Despicable Me series to include Minions, the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time and the most profitable film in Universal’s history, as well as the Academy Award®- nominated Despicable Me 2 and summer 2017’s Despicable Me 3, which made more than $1 billion at the global box office.
Illumination recently launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide: The Secret Life of Pets, which achieved the best opening for an original movie, animated or otherwise, in U.S. history, and the global smash, Sing.
Founded 11 years ago with the mission of putting a smile on the face of every member of the audience, no matter their age, Illumination continues to imagine both original stories, as well as unexpected adaptations of beloved pre-existing works.
Illumination’s upcoming films include Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch in November 2018, The Secret Life of Pets 2 in June 2019, Minions 2 in July 2020, and Sing 2 in December 2020.