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Dr Seuss' The Lorax

Dr Seuss' The Lorax
  • 2012
  • US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • 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.

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Old Vic, London SE1 (0.0 miles)

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Dr Seuss' The Lorax

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Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

22 Jun 20123 stars

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…

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