Behind the Scenes of How THE GRINCH Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)

Behind the Scenes of How THE GRINCH Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)


Jim Carrey’s suit was made of yak hair and each hair was sewn on individually by hand, and it took four months to make the entire costume. “Booga Booga!” Jim Carrey worked on the film for 92 days, and he came in early every morning to sit for 2.5 hours while his make up was applied. First his skin was cleaned and then a protective coating was applied to preserve it from the glue. Each of the green prosthetic appliances were
then glued on, and after that a green layer of paint was applied to his face to match the appliances’ color. Then multiple layers of color were applied
to make his face look more real and translucent. Once all the paint was dried, his hair pieces
were then glued on, and finally he was ready to film. Once filming had wrapped for the day it took
an hour to remove all the make up from his face. “6:30–Dinner with Me…I can’t cancel that again!” Jim Carrey said being the Grinch was like
being buried alive on a daily basis, and the producer had to hire a CIA operative, specialized
in torture resistance, to help him endure the long hours inside the make up and costume. [screaming, “…kill again!”] Ron Howard wanted to experience what the make up process was like so he had them dress him up to look like The Grinch for one day of filming. [“Great! Let’s move on!”] The make up for the Whos was also pretty complex, so the filmmakers wanted to figure out how to populate the scenes without having to put prosthetics on everyone. The visual effects team solved the problem
by creating a CG “Who Construction Kit” that allowed them to build hundreds of unique
CG characters into the scenes. For example, this shot was produced
entirely in post-production and it contains over 200 CG Whos. Since Dr. Seuss’s worlds are filled with
curves, Ron Howard didn’t want the sets to be built with any straight lines. He applied this rule to the cinematography
as well by using a lot of Dutch angles throughout the movie. The dog who played Max was actually a female, and she was saved from a dog pound because she was the most responsive to the trainer’s
commands. Ron Howard hired cartoonists to create some
of the storyboards because he wanted them to make the scenes funnier by adding more slapstick gags, which is why the movie feels like a live-action cartoon. [engine sounds] “Whee!” The movie has over 600 visual effects shots, which add up to about 43 minutes of screen time. Over 300 of those shots involved a lot of
CG effects. For example, the opening shot of Mount Crumpit
and Whoville had over 40,000 CG trees. Many of the sets were designed from styrofoam, and it took six miles of styrofoam to build all the sets. Not only that, but 152,000lbs of crushed marble
was used to make the snow for the Whoville suburbs, which was enough to cover 9 football fields. The Grinch is a family film and apparently
Ron Howard took that to heart because he cast several people of his family in the movie. You can see his son; his brother Clint who
played the mayor’s aid–Whobris as well as his dad and his wife. If you enjoyed the video please hit the like
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100 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of How THE GRINCH Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)

  1. The grinch didnt steal the decorations he stole all the pubg stuff and games and replaces it as fortnite NON THATS THE STORY

  2. Majority of the time tv shows and movies made for kids/families a female dog is used verses a male for obvious reasons.

  3. I watched this in January on Netflix at my bf's house. I still watch Christmas movies & listen to Christmas music in January. This movie took a lot of work to make the town & people

  4. Wait, Ron Howard HIMSELF went through the makeup just to know what it felt like and to endure what Jim Carrey went through? Where has this information been all my life? Makes me appreciate Ron Howard that much more. Directing Jim Carrey in makeup while in makeup himself? TRUE dedication and honestly friendship there.

  5. Humm. Carey said on a talk show that he listened to the Bee Gees to get through the feeling of being "buried alive" in the rubber makeup daily. He said no idea why, that music just made him happy.

  6. What a marvellous performance it was only Jim could have pulled it off. A Great Family Movie For ChristmasTime 💗👍🇬🇧

  7. The original cartoon Grinch was fine spend your time watching that! Much better than this scary crap in a hat!!!

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