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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Rating: 57 out of 100 based on 39 reviews.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical comedy film based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. It was produced by Illumination Entertainment and was released by Universal Pictures on March 2, 2012, the 108th birthday of Seuss.
Cast
Danny DeVito

The Lorax (voice)
Zac Efron

Ted (voice)
Taylor Swift

Audrey (voice)
Ed Helms

The Once-ler (voice)
Betty White

Grammy Norma (voice)
Rob Riggle

Mr. O'Hare (voice)
Jenny Slate

Ted's Mom (voice)
Nasim Pedrad

Once-ler's Mom (voice)
Joel Swetow

1st Marketing Guy (voice)
Michael Beattie

2nd Marketing Guy (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell

1st Commercial Guy (voice)
Dempsey Pappion

2nd Commercial Guy (voice)
Elmarie Wendel

Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Danny Cooksey

Brett / Chet (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky

Uncle Ubb (voice)
Production
Director:Chris Renaud
Kyle Balda (co-director)
Producer:Ken Daurio (executive producer)
Audrey Geisel (executive producer)
Janet Healy (producer)
Christopher Meledandri (producer)
Cinco Paul (executive producer)
Robert Taylor (associate producer)
Writer:Cinco Paul (screenplay) &)
Ken Daurio (screenplay)
Dr. Seuss (based on the book by)
Reviews for Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
iHaveNet.com
The new animated feature "The Lorax," known in its entirety as "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to keep it straight from "John Grisham's The Lorax," does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies.
CLIPS
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" entertains both young and old while weaving its cautionary ecological story. Colorful CG animated images blend with engaging 3D effects. But the 3D isn't necessary to enjoy this whimsical movie.
IGN
What's up, funfans? It's Fowler here again with another adult/parent's perspective on a big-budget wide-release kid's movie. This time around it's Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which is based on the beloved, yet politically controversial, book from 1971 about...
Read review1 Mar 2012
Washington Post
Like "An Inconvenient Truth" for the 12-and-under crowd, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is a cautionary environmental tale with a thin veneer of entertainment on top. With its cotton-candy-colored palette of orange, pink and purple truffula trees...
Read review2 Mar 2012
Reel Film Reviews
Filmmaker Chris Renaud has infused Dr. Seuss' The Lorax with a bright and vibrant animation style that immediately grabs the viewer's interest, with the movie's decidedly kid-oriented bent, as a result, initially not as problematic as one might've feared.
Read review27 Feb 2012
Reviews for Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
iHaveNet.com
The new animated feature "The Lorax," known in its entirety as "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to keep it straight from "John Grisham's The Lorax," does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies.
CLIPS
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" entertains both young and old while weaving its cautionary ecological story. Colorful CG animated images blend with engaging 3D effects. But the 3D isn't necessary to enjoy this whimsical movie.
IGN
What's up, funfans? It's Fowler here again with another adult/parent's perspective on a big-budget wide-release kid's movie. This time around it's Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which is based on the beloved, yet politically controversial, book from 1971 about...
Read review1 Mar 2012
Washington Post
Like "An Inconvenient Truth" for the 12-and-under crowd, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is a cautionary environmental tale with a thin veneer of entertainment on top. With its cotton-candy-colored palette of orange, pink and purple truffula trees...
Read review2 Mar 2012
Reel Film Reviews
Filmmaker Chris Renaud has infused Dr. Seuss' The Lorax with a bright and vibrant animation style that immediately grabs the viewer's interest, with the movie's decidedly kid-oriented bent, as a result, initially not as problematic as one might've feared.
Read review27 Feb 2012
Channel24
From the very start Dr. Seuss' The Lorax takes you on an epic journey, an animated world filled with colour, song, dance and of course, a moral to the story. Because let's face it, what would an animation be without having 'a moral of the story'?
Read review30 Mar 2012
Kornang
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax เป็นภาพยนตร์แอนิแมชั่น 3 มิติ ที่ดัดแปลงมาจากนิทานแสนคลาสสิค ซึ่งเป็นเรื่องราวของสิ่งมีชีวิตในผืนป่าที่ต้องแบ่งปันพลังแห่งความหวังด้วยกัน การผจญภัยที่ชวนคุณติดตามเด็กหนุ่มคนหนึ่งเท็ดที่ออกเดินทางเพื่อไปค้นหาต้นไม้...
Fan The Fire
This Dr Seuss adaptation is colourful, exuberant and, in its way, charming, but it lacks the real essence of its source material and is too derivative of the animated medium to be a true standout.
Read review27 Jul 2012
Reel Views
The Lorax, while generally faithful to the content and intent of Dr. Seuss' original work, has required significant embellishment to bring it to the screen. Action scenes have been added to keep the interest of short viewers with shorter attention...
Read review29 Feb 2012
7M Pictures
Did you know that there have been only four movies – including “The Lorax” – made from Dr. Seuss source material. Oh, there have been TV specials and sequel cartoons by the bundle, but only four feature-length films.
Screen Jabber
So another of one of Dr Seuss’ famously wacky stories has found its way onto the silver screen. This time it’s the turn of the Lorax, a small, podgy orange creature with a moustache that would put General Melchett to shame. He is the guardian of the...
Eric D. Snider
It was only after seeing the new animated version of "The Lorax," and being disappointed by it, that I went back and re-read the Dr. Seuss book it's based on. I think my disappointment would have been greater if the book had been fresh in my mind...
MediaMikes
Dr. Seuss has had a bumpy road on the big screen over the years. I really enjoyed “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with Jim Carrey. Though Mike Myers’ turn as “The Cat in the Hat” was barely watchable. Similar to this film, “Horton Hears a Who” was...
Read review1 Mar 2012
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Idealistic 12 year-old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) lives in the isolated, artificial city of Thneedville, where greedy Mayor Aloysius O’Hare (voiced by Rob Riggle) has found it profitable to eliminate all organic, oxygen-producing trees, making fresh air...
Read review5 Mar 2012
Maui Time
The latest Dr. Seuss adaptation, The Lorax, will be a delight for children but a patience tester for many parents and an eye roller for those who don't like CGI family films that are obnoxious and in-your face.
Read review29 Feb 2012
The Critical Critics
Orange is the new green in Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda’s eco-friendly, family flick The Lorax. Based on a Dr. Seuss book of the same name, it’s the latest offering from Illumination Entertainment — the studio behind 2010′s “Despicable Me.”
Read review3 Mar 2012
Hollywood
All of 45 pages in length and darkly foreboding in its warning of impending ecological catastrophe, The Lorax, Dr. Seuss’ 1971 environmental fable, is hardly good grist for a modern blockbuster. To broaden its appeal – and its merchandising potential – Ch
NYDailynews.com
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” a charmingly animated family film based on the beloved children's book, presents us with two beautiful fantasies.
Read review29 Feb 2012
Movies.com
This expanded, 3D version of The Lorax opens, after a brief intro from the stump-sized creature himself (voiced by Danny DeVito), with a gigantic musical number that announces the story's intentions as something aggressively different than Seuss laid...
New York Post
I am the critic, I speak to displease:“The Lorax” is awful, like chronic disease. There’s no fun in “The Lorax,” no joy in its theme; It’s as boring as sales tax. I’m ready to ream. Its knickers are twisted so high and so tight...
Read review1 Mar 2012
CinemaBlend.com
The Lorax, the new adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic story, completely misses the point. The book espoused importance of conservation, the evils of excess, and the need to preserve our natural resources and some of those elements are still there.
Rolling Stone
Why does Hollywood keep screwing up the iconic work of Dr. Seuss? After the wretched film versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss takes another one in the gut.
Read review2 Mar 2012
Slant Magazine
Dr. Seuss's characters are so iconic and his stories' messages are so clear and concise that they practically beg for cinematic treatment, even as their relative two-dimensionality and self-contained nature frustrate expansion into feature-length form.
Read review29 Feb 2012
MSN
"The Lorax," published in 1971, roughly a year after the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, tells the story of a young boy who, in a blasted and barren landscape, asks the Once-ler, who knows about the past, about why there aren't trees.
Boxoffice Magazine
It took a while for Dr. Seuss to find big screen success but with How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears A Who finding major box office bucks (the less said about Mike Myers' take on The Cat In The Hat, the better), now comes a charming and...
Read review1 Mar 2012
The A.V. Club
Whenever filmmakers set out to turn Dr. Seuss’ picture books into full-length features, the same question always arises: “How do you expand a 10-minute read into a 90-minute movie?” Unfortunately, the answer is always the same: filler, and lots of it.
Read review1 Mar 2012
Filmcritic.com
The new animated update of Dr. Seuss's environmental classic The Lorax is a lot like its target audience. It never sits still, runs around willy-nilly trying to locate a style that suits it, and bounces off the walls in a unceasing attempt to get your...
Read review1 Mar 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Chris Renaud, the codirector of Despicable Me, turns the 1971 Dr. Seuss book into The Lorax, a candy-colored feel-good anticonsumerist musical. It's got a winningly whimsical Seussian spirit, though it could have used a pinch of his doggerel-driven...
Read review3 Mar 2012
Radio Times
Having exhausted the most famous works of Dr Seuss (The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch), Hollywood has now turned to his lesser-known books to provide reliably quirky kids' fare. The citizens of Thneedville live in an entirely artificial world...
Birmingham Post
Danny DeVito was probably destined to become the title character of Dr Seuss’s 1971 story having read the story to his own children.
Read review25 Jul 2012
TotalFilm.com
What might JapanimatIon’s eco-warrior Hayao Miyazaki have done with this save-the-planet fable from Dr. Seuss? Made it shorter and quieter and better, probably.
Read review16 Jul 2012
Koimoi.com
When corporate giant O’Hare creates a fake, perfect illusion of a world, it is obvious that his greed will soon lead to his downfall someday. In Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Ted must explore the story of The Lorax- the grumpy, chubby, cute little protector...
Read review18 May 2012
SFX
Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 1971 book, The Lorax, influenced a generation of children, teaching them in Dr Seuss’s inimitable, surreal way that it’s wrong to cut down trees (even if said trees look like tufts of candyfloss). This modern-day version of...
Read review27 Jul 2012
Empire
Lovely to look at and with some fun material not of Seuss’ invention, but it’s too hectoring, like reading an environmental textbook with jolly pictures.
Shadows on the Wall
The Lorax Dr Seuss' eco-fable is transformed into a raucous adventure comedy in this colourful animated feature. And it's a little embarrassing really. Not only has the story been padded out with lame jokes and unnecessary side plots, but the film's...
Read review2 Mar 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald
GIVEN its inevitable merchandise tie-ins, this animated eco-preachy affair carries with it more than a whiff of questionable intent.
Read review25 Mar 2012
MovieXclusive.com
If Dr. Seuss were alive, he would have been 108th on March 2nd, and this colourful adaptation of his 1971 illustrated children’s book that’s been timed to be released on this date in the United States is just the befitting tribute to him.
Empire Australasia
The Lorax, first published in 1971, was an ecological fable about a strange moustachioed creature who spoke for the trees. Directed by Despicable Me duo Chris Renaud and Kyle Baulda, this modern high-tech version retains the heart and soul of the Seuss...
QNetwork Entertainment
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax The Lorax, a clever environmental fable first published in 1971, has always been the angriest and most directly political book authored by the prolific Theodore Geisel (aka, Dr. Seuss), even though the author himself always...
Cast
Danny DeVito...The Lorax (voice)
Zac Efron...Ted (voice)
Taylor Swift...Audrey (voice)
Ed Helms...The Once-ler (voice)
Betty White...Grammy Norma (voice)
Rob Riggle...Mr. O'Hare (voice)
Jenny Slate...Ted's Mom (voice)
Nasim Pedrad...Once-ler's Mom (voice)
Joel Swetow...1st Marketing Guy (voice)
Michael Beattie...2nd Marketing Guy (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell...1st Commercial Guy (voice)
Dempsey Pappion...2nd Commercial Guy (voice)
Elmarie Wendel...Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Danny Cooksey...Brett / Chet (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky...Uncle Ubb (voice)
Sherry Lynn...Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Angel...Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Bergen...Additional Voices (voice)
John Cygan...Additional Voices (voice)
Debi Derryberry...Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Farmer...Additional Voices (voice)
Jess Harnell...Additional Voices (voice)
Danny Mann...Additional Voices (voice)
Mona Marshall...Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan...Additional Voices (voice)
Laraine Newman...Additional Voices (voice)
Jan Rabson...Additional Voices (voice)
Claira Nicole Titman...Additional Voices (voice)
Jim Ward...Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Renaud...Forest Animals (voice)
Fletcher Sheridan...Sai The O'Hare Delivery Guy (uncredited)
Production
Director:Chris Renaud
Kyle Balda (co-director)
Producer:Ken Daurio (executive producer)
Audrey Geisel (executive producer)
Janet Healy (producer)
Christopher Meledandri (producer)
Cinco Paul (executive producer)
Robert Taylor (associate producer)
Writer:Cinco Paul (screenplay) &)
Ken Daurio (screenplay)
Dr. Seuss (based on the book by)
Composer:John Powell
Editing:Steven Liu
Ken Schretzmann
Claire Dodgson
Production Design:Yarrow Cheney
Art Director:Eric Guillon
Production Management:Rafael Curulla (production manager)
Boris Jacq (unit production manager)
Delphine Le Roch (production manager)
Wassila Lmouaci (production manager)
Celine Locatelli (production manager)
Anais Perlot (production manager)
Jill Ragaway (production manager)
David Rosenbaum (production supervisor)
Alexandra Skinazi (production manager)
Matthieu Skrovec (production manager)
Marlene Thomas (production manager)
Nathalie Vancauwenberghe (unit production manager)
Jeannine Berger (post-production supervisor)
Solenn Colas (production manager)
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