Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

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Overview

Dr. Seuss' classic, environmentally themed children's book comes to the big screen in this tale of a young boy who encounters a cantankerous forest creature after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree. Ted voice of Zac Efron lives in a town where nothing is quite as it appears; everything is plastic, including the plants. Hopelessly smitten by the beautiful Audrey voice of Taylor Swift, who dreams of one day seeing a real tree, Ted boldly leaves the city determined to find the flora and ...
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Overview

Dr. Seuss' classic, environmentally themed children's book comes to the big screen in this tale of a young boy who encounters a cantankerous forest creature after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree. Ted voice of Zac Efron lives in a town where nothing is quite as it appears; everything is plastic, including the plants. Hopelessly smitten by the beautiful Audrey voice of Taylor Swift, who dreams of one day seeing a real tree, Ted boldly leaves the city determined to find the flora and grant her wish. Along the way, the young adventurer crosses paths with the Lorax voice of Danny DeVIto, a diminutive, mustached defender of nature who doesn't take kindly to human intruders. The better Ted gets to know the Lorax, however, the more he learns that his newfound friend has good reason for being a bit surly. Also featuring the voices of Betty White, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle.
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Special Features

Blu-ray Exclusives Expedition Of Truffula Game Get Out of Town Game O'' Hare TV BD-Live - Internet-Connected Features Pocket Blu - App for Smartphones and Tablets Disc 1 - 3 All-New Mini-Movies The Making of the Mini-Movies Deleted Scene Seuss to Screen Once-ler''s Wagon Games Sing-Along
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a rollicking tale that's aesthetically pleasing, thanks to its vivid pastoral visuals and pro-environmental, anti-greed message wrapped in a bright package of dazzling colors. The movie is based on the children's book of the same name, and is the fourth feature film based on a book by Seuss and the first to be released in 3D. Director Chris Renaud, who stuck to the adaptation playbook first set by 2008's Horton Hears a Who, infuses the movie with a particular brand of giddy humor in the vein of his prior work, Despicable Me. With The Lorax, he finds a way to broaden Seuss' environmental cautionary tale without straying too far from the source material's ideas, and armed with a splendid voice cast, he delivers a zany fable that will delight both kids and parents alike. The story centers on Ted voice of Zac Efron an idealistic 12-year-old boy who lives in the artificial city of Thneedville. Inspired by the wishes of a cute girl named Audrey Taylor Swift, Ted sets out to find the one thing that will win her affections -- a real, living tree. While searching for a tree, he meets the reclusive Once-ler Ed Helms, who lives beyond the city limits and explains how greed stripped the countryside of its vegetation, despite the intervention of the Lorax Danny DeVito, a grumpy yet charming creature who serves as protector of the Truffula trees. Armed with the last Truffula seed, Ted sets out to remind the town of the importance of nature, while fending off the wealthy mayor of Thneedville, O'Hare Rob Riggle, who has no intention of leaving any traces of the Lorax's once lush countryside. Zac Efron adds a boyish innocence to the role of Ted, the idealist who sets his sights beyond the plastic walls of the artificial town of Thneedville, while Taylor Swift brings an agreeable virtuousness to the much more enlightened Audrey. Supporting voices include Betty White as Ted's spirited Grammy Norma, Jenny Slate as Ted's nurturing mother, and Riggle as the villainous mayor. There's a strong theme of environmentalism that writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio emphasize throughout the film, with the aim of inspiring young people to take an interest in protecting the environment and learning to become eco-warriors. This message bred criticism by some who claimed that the movie was trying to indoctrinate children with an anti-big business, pro-environment message, but controversy aside, the writing duo translate the book's themes without being overly preachy. Considering the brevity of Seuss' works, one of the drawbacks of The Lorax is that the creative team's attempts to stretch out the story are at their weakest when the film strays from the book by adding action sequences, extraneous subplots, and original songs that seem wholly out of place. Regardless, the end result is still a solidly entertaining movie that captures the magic of the beloved tale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2012
  • UPC: 025192126468
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 23,203

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito Voice Only
Ed Helms Voice Only, Voice Only
Zac Efron Voice Only
Taylor Swift Voice Only
Rob Riggle Voice Only, Voice Only
Betty White Voice Only
Jenny Slate Voice Only
Nasim Pedrad Voice Only
Joel Sweto Voice Only
Michael Beattie Voice Only
Dave B. Mitchell Voice Only
Dempsey Pappion Voice Only
Elmarie Wendel Voice Only
Danny Cooksey Voice Only, Voice Only
Stephen Tobolowsky Voice Only
Chris Renaud Voice Only
Jack Angel Voice Only
Bob Bergen Voice Only
John Cygan Voice Only
Debi Derryberry Voice Only
Bill Farmer Voice Only
Jess Harnell Voice Only
Sherry Lynn Voice Only
Danny Mann Voice Only
Mona Marshall Voice Only
Mickie T. McGowan Additional Voices
Laraine Newman Voice Only
Jan Rabson Voice Only
Claira Nicole Titman Voice Only
Jim Ward Voice Only
Technical Credits
Chris Renaud Director
Yarrow Cheney Production Designer
Ken Daurio Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Claire Dodgson Editor
Audrey Geisel Executive Producer
Eric Guillon Art Director
Janet Healy Producer
Boris Jacq Production Manager
Steven Liu Editor
Christopher Meledandri Producer
Cinco Paul Songwriter, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
John Powell Score Composer, Songwriter
Ken Schretzmann Editor
Robert Taylor Associate Producer
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Nathalie Vancauwenberghe Production Manager
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
1. Scene 1 [4:13]
2. Scene 2 [2:25]
3. Scene 3 [3:25]
4. Scene 4 [3:51]
5. Scene 5 [2:43]
6. Scene 6 [4:50]
7. Scene 7 [6:47]
8. Scene 8 [4:30]
9. Scene 9 [6:59]
10. Scene 10 [2:36]
11. Scene 11 [3:18]
12. Scene 12 [5:36]
13. Scene 13 [5:11]
14. Scene 14 [2:34]
15. Scene 15 [2:31]
16. Scene 16 [1:38]
17. Scene 17 [3:55]
18. Scene 18 [5:21]
19. Scene 19 [3:29]
20. Scene 20 [4:18]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus Including 3 Mini-Movies!
      Bonus Features
         Mini-Movies
            Play All
               Wagon Ho!
               Forces Of Nature
               "Serenade"
               Making Of The Mini-Movies
         Deleted Scene
         Seuss To Screen
         Seuss It Up!
            Play All
               The Lorax
               The Bar-Ba Loots
               The Humming Fish
         Once-Ler's Wagon
         Truffula Run
         "Let It Grow" Sing Along
         Feature Commentary With Director Chris Renaud & Co-Director Kyle Balda: On/Off
            Feature Commentary with Director Chris Renaud & Co-Director Kyle Balda: On
            Feature Commentary With Director Chris Renaud & Co-Director Kyle Balda: Off
   Setup
      Setup
         Spoken Language
            English 5.1
            Español 5.1
            Français 5.1
            DVS (Descriptive Video Service)
         Subtitles
            English SDH*
            Español
            Français
            Subtitles: Off
         Feature Commentary With Director Chris Renaud & Co-Director Kyle Balda
   Previews
      Play All
         Hop
         Despicable Me
         The Grinch Stole Christmas
         Coraline
         Babe
         Curious George
         The Land Before Time
         Curious George Spring Special
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    A Magical tale for the whole family! Terrific music, gorgeous a

    A Magical tale for the whole family!

    Terrific music, gorgeous animation, a great plot and storyline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Funny, but with a great message!

    Funny, but with a great message!

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    Posted April 14, 2012

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