Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is cute and funny enough but the moral simplicity of the book gets lost with the zany Hollywood production values.

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The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. -- (C) Universal
Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Animation , Kids & Family
Directed By: Chris Renaud , Kyle Balda
Written By: Ken Daurio , Cinco Paul
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast

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

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (32)

About as factory-produced a film as it's possible to make about the evils of commercialism, while the bulbous, Haribo-hued animation style reflects none of Seuss's visual wit.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.

Full Review… | March 18, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

Director Chris Renaud and his team have fun with these dithery, frenetic characters. The film is less special when it slows down and takes a breath of fresh air.

Full Review… | March 2, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors.

Full Review… | March 2, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

The badness of the picture is a shock.

Full Review… | March 2, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Par for the course in blowout CGI adaptations, a great deal of detail and bustle is gained at the expense of charm-for all the miracles these armies of animators can achieve, they have yet to successfully reproduce a humble artist's line.

Full Review… | March 2, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dr Seuss' The Lorax

½

He he he!

Adriel Lim
Adriel Lim

Another good story from Dr. Seuss. Good movie for kids, but still makes adult person to realize something.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

"The Lorax", colorfully animated and wonderfully exuberant, does a great job conveying a Dr. Seuss-esque world, but like always, Hollywood always needs to dumb down the main core of what made the source material such a classic: the message. Instead, Hollywood has managed to fluff the presentation and everything about its style to, altogether, cater to "children's needs". The book, undoubtedly, does a better job, but nevertheless, this film isn't too bad. It's a good time, but I recommend reading the book to your children first before watching an above-average Dr. Seuss adaptation.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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