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Writer:
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 February 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eddie Albert ... Narrator (voice)

Bob Holt ... The Lorax / The Once-ler (voice)
Athena Lorde ... Miss O'Schmunsler (voice)
Harlen Carraher ... Boy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scatman Crothers ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)

Vivian Vance ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hawley Pratt 
 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer
Friz Freleng .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
 
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Lee Gunther 
Joe Siracusa 
Rick Steward 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
 
Production Management
Harry Love .... production supervisor
Stan Paperny .... executive in charge of production
 
Art Department
Irv Spector .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Steve Orr .... production mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Burton Jr. .... camera operator
Larry Hogan .... camera operator
Ray Lee .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Warren Batchelder .... animator
John Gibbs .... animator
Manny Gould .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Bob Richardson .... animator
Robert Taylor .... animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Richard Thompson .... animator (as Dick Thompson)
Don Williams .... animator
 
Music Department
Dr. Seuss .... lyricist
 

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Runtime:
25 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G | UK:Uc (video rating) (1986) | USA:TV-G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first Dr. Seuss CBS television special to feature the short version of the 1971-1975 Cat in the Hat Productions logo with only the "Cat in the Hat doing tricks" sequence.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Effective Message, 27 December 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Lorax, The (1972)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Surprisenly effective "warning" film from Dr. Seuss starts off by showing a wasteland where there's pretty much nothing left. A young boy wonders onto the scene asking what happened and then we flashback to a time where trees were everywhere. A greedy businessman starts to cut all the trees down and doesn't take the advice of the Lorax who thinks it's best to save the trees. Going into this movie I was a little worried that we'd just have a boring, preachy film but that wasn't the case at all. In fact, I think you could make a very strong argument that this here is one of the best Seuss adaptations to come from this era. As you expect the animation is extremely beautiful, full of wonderful detail and is so pleasant on the eyes you can't help but get drawn into it. Just check out the scene where a duck flies into some polluted air and you'll see the creative ways that they used the colors to help tell the story. Another major plus are the characters with the Lorax character coming off extremely entertaining. I also loved the greedy guy and really liked the fact that we never get to fully see him. The story itself is certainly a message-driven one but I appreciate the fact that they didn't beat you over the head or preach to you. Instead they just told a good story and got the message across that way.

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