Dr Seuss' The Lorax
- 1h 26min
- Directed by: Max Webster
- 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.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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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Reviews & features
Dr Seuss’ The Lorax22 Jun 2012
A visual delight let down by its sledgehammer approach to storytelling
The latest adaptation to be plucked from Dr. Seuss’s enduring oeuvre comes from the makers of Despicable Me, and it’s a visual delight; all beautifully-designed 3D animation, detailed sight gags and unique characters shaped in Seuss’s immediately…
YouTube: Dr Seuss' The Lorax Official Trailer
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