The Lorax has some very beautiful animation, and holds a beautiful message, but delivers it the wrong way, using slapstick and gags rather than some serious drama. The Lorax is based on Dr. Seuss' children's story, which is great in itself. However, the wonderful message involving trees and demonstrating how a singular person can change the world is blurred by the unwanted and out-of-place comedy. The voice-acting is satisfactory, with Danny DeVito's voice suiting the eponymous Lorax quite well. The screenplay, however, is another aspect that stops this movie from reaching perfection. The 21st century catchphrases and urban language seem out of place among the harmonious rhymes and don't match with the innocent tone of the story. Otherwise, the visuals are dazzling, and the Dr. Seuss-inspired landscapes and characters are charming to look at. Overall, The Lorax is not a bad film, but could have conveyed the morality in its source material in a more sincere and decided manner.