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      Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

      2012, Kids & family/Fantasy, 1h 26m

      156 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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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. Read critic reviews

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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.

      • Rating: PG (Brief Mild Language)

      • Genre: Kids & family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Chris Renaud

      • Producer: Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy

      • Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $213.9M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Chris Meledandri

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, Datasat

      Cast & Crew

      Danny DeVito
      Ed Helms
      Zac Efron
      Taylor Swift
      Betty White
      Rob Riggle
      Jenny Slate
      Nasim Pedrad
      Joel Swetow
      Michael Beattie
      Dave B. Mitchell
      Dempsey Pappion
      Elmarie Wendel
      Danny Cooksey
      Stephen Tobolowsky
      Chris Renaud
      Cinco Paul
      Ken Daurio
      Audrey Geisel
      Ken Daurio
      Cinco Paul
      John Powell
      Cinco Paul
      John Powell
      Ken Schretzmann
      Claire Dodgson
      Steven Liu
      Eric Guillon
      Yarrow Cheney

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      • 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.

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      • 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!

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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