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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

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Director: Chris Renaud

Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron


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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


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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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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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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito The Lorax
Ed Helms The Once-ler
Zac Efron Ted
Taylor Swift Audrey
Betty White Grammy Norma
Rob Riggle Mr. O'Hare
Jenny Slate Ted's Mom
Nasim Pedrad Once-ler's Mom
Joel Sweto 1st Marketing Guy
Michael Beattie 2nd Marketing Guy
Dave B. Mitchell 1st Commercial Guy
Dempsey Pappion 2nd Commercial Guy
Elmarie Wendel Aunt Grizelda
Danny Cooksey Brett,Chet
Stephen Tobolowsky Uncle Ubb
Chris Renaud Forest Animals
Jack Angel Additional Voices
Bob Bergen Additional Voices
John Cygan Additional Voices
Debi Derryberry Additional Voices
Bill Farmer Additional Voices
Jess Harnell Additional Voices
Sherry Lynn Additional Voices
Danny Mann Additional Voices
Mona Marshall Additional Voices
Mickie T. McGowan Additional Voices
Laraine Newman Additional Voices
Jan Rabson Additional Voices
Claira Nicole Titman Additional Voices
Jim Ward Additional Voices

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

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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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Magical tale for the whole family! Terrific music, gorgeous animation, a great plot and storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, but with a great message!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago