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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. Their debut was important in the development of the post-punk and new wave movements that developed in the wake of the punk rock scene in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music (as well as Smith’s unique stage look) was a staple of the emerging style of music known as gothic rock. In later years the band has added some pop sounds to its repertoire. The Cure refuse though to be linked to any specific genre.Spin has said “the Cure have always been an either/or sort of band: either […] Robert Smith is wallowing in gothic sadness or he’s licking sticky-sweet cotton-candy pop off his lipstick-stained fingers.”The Grinch first appeared in the May 1955 issue of Redbook in a 32-line poem called “The Hoobub and the Grinch,” but made his book debut in the 1957 story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. Nine years later in 1966, the story was adapted into an animated television featurette of the same name, which was directed by Charles M. Jones (who was known at this time as Chuck Jones) and which included the song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”. In 1982, Marvel green-lit The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat a TV film starring The Cat in the Hat, also produced by Dr. Seuss. Several episodes of the 1996 Nick Jr. television show The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss featured the Grinch, this time in puppet form. A 2000 live-action feature comedy film based on the story, directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, was a major financial success. A video game based on the film, simply entitled The Grinch, was released on several consoles and PC in the same year. The Grinch was portrayed on the stage when the story was turned into a musical by the Children’s Theater Company out of Minneapolis. The Grinch’s story will be adapted in animated form in 2018 by Illumination Entertainment, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.