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The Lorax (1972)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  14 February 1972 (USA)
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.



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Cast overview:
Narrator (voice)
Athena Lorde ...
Miss O'Schmunsler (voice)
Harlen Carraher ...
Boy (voice)


A young boy goes to meet a ruined industrialist in a treeless wasteland and hear his tale of what happened to him. His tragic story is about how he began a thriving business with a useless fashion product derived from the trees of a forest. As his business booms, the forest and its inhabitants suffer as he wantonly clearcuts without regard to the warnings of a wise old creature called the Lorax about the dire consequences of his greed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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14 February 1972 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Narrator: [sung] At the far end of town where the grickle grass grows/and the wind smells slow and sour when it blows/and no birds ever sing, excepting old crows/is the street of the lifted Lorax.
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Silly little film
21 December 2001 | by (Matlock, UK) – See all my reviews

Not bad. I am a fan of Ted Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, Theo. LeSieg)and his work. It has a good lesson but the book was better. For two reasons:

1.) You could use your imagination and 2.) No over used, annoying, pointless, not needed songs.

My opinion: 7 out of 10

Read the book you'll understand.

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