• Dr. Seuss' the Lorax (2012)

Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

Release Date: March 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 7th, 2012

PG |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad

Director: Chris Renaud

Genres: Animated , Adventure , Children , Fantasy

Production Co: Chris Meledandri

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Love, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The Lorax is so big, flashy and redundant that it courts precisely the kind of blind consumerism it's supposed to be condemning. It doesn't trust kids to sit still and pay attention for even a minute. show more

  • 75
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Someone in Hollywood ought to speak for the trees, and The Lorax does it with verve and vibrancy. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Armed with a splendid voice cast and a gorgeously-rendered 3D-CG landscape, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax entertains while delivering it's pro-environmental, anti-greed message wrapped in a bright package of primary colors that truly pop. show more

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