Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

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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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Twelve-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey (Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree. To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax (Danny DeVito), once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler (Ed Helms), who let greed overtake his respect for nature.

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Danny DeVito
The Lorax
Voice
Ed Helms
The Once-ler
Voice
Zac Efron
Ted
Voice
Taylor Swift
Audrey
Voice
Betty White
Grammy Norma
Voice
Rob Riggle
Mr. O'Hare
Voice
Jenny Slate
Ted's Mom
Voice
Nasim Pedrad
Once-ler's Mom
Voice
Joel Swetow
1st Marketing Guy
Voice
Michael Beattie
2nd Marketing Guy
Voice
Cinco Paul
Screenwriter
Ken Daurio
Screenwriter
Audrey Geisel
Executive Producer
Ken Daurio
Executive Producer
Cinco Paul
Executive Producer
John Powell
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Cinco Paul
Original Songs
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Critic Reviews for Dr Seuss' The Lorax

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Audience Reviews for Dr Seuss' The Lorax

  • Jun 03, 2018
    Just not for me. This Lorax is almost all filler. The message is still there, but it's lost under a tidal wave of meh.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2016
    Enjoyed The Lorax very much. A bit of a slow start with an equally obtuse cheesy ending and ultimately it's the intersecting story of the beanpole and his desire to be successful, whilst being surrounded by all-too-cute animals, that keeps the eye on the ball. The outer narrative works, though only, as a gateway into the inner message which is...We thneed trees! Thoroughly well made!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2016
    As far as animations go this was pretty basic and poor, Bery predictable and the fact that the name sake is hardly in it makes it pretty boring and a big let down, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but it might of been pretty good, With a big voice cast I expected so much better but ends up ruining a good classic.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    While everybody in Steedville wears a bowler hat and always carries an umbrella(sorry, couldn't resist), Thneedville is composed entirely of plastic. Audrey, an artist, so very much wants to see a real tree that she promises to marry whoever can find one for her. Enheartened, Ted is told by his grandmother to go to the Once-ler beyond the city walls for more information. Once there, Ted learns about his seeking to make his fortune and first meeting with the Lorax, the guardian of the forest. In its own entertaining way, "The Lorax" makes a genial case for small scale capitalism and environmentalism while warning about the dangers of marshmallow addiction and being ahead of the curve and even Glenn Greenwald on the subject of the national security state. And while I recall the stories of Dr. Seuss generally had a moral, this adaptation is not exactly what one would consider subtle. However, even with musical numbers, this is nowhere near as annoying as the average episode of "Glee." That all having been said, the computer animation on display cannot come close to replicating the old school charm of it being drawn by hand.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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