Dr Seuss' The Lorax
- 86 min
- Directed by: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
- Written by: Ken Daurio
- Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito
- UK release: 27 July 2012
Youngster Ted (Efron) discovers the grumpy but charming Lorax (perfectly voiced by De Vito) trying to protect his world from a greedy mayor and a ruined old hermit. Beautifully-designed 3D animation and uniquely odd Seussian characters are undermined by the script, which buries Dr Seuss’s sharp tale in a mish-mash of satire and sentiment.
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Dr Seuss’ The Lorax22 Jun 2012
A visual delight let down by its sledgehammer approach to storytelling
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YouTube: Dr Seuss' The Lorax Official Trailer
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