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The Lorax -- The award-winning tale of The Lorax tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest.

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Director:
Writer:
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 February 1972 (USA) See more »
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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Wonderful Classic - Worth Revisiting - True to the Story See more (18 total) »

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

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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Classic - Worth Revisiting - True to the Story, 16 March 2012
Author: rannynm from United States

The Lorax is a wonderful film based off of the beloved Dr. Seuss book. It shows the story of a greedy Once-ler who only thinks of himself and in his selfishness he destroys the Truffula trees. The Lorax, who speaks for the trees, tries his hardest to save the land and its inhabitance, but will his pleas be enough to stop the tyrant Once-ler? I enjoyed this film very much and I thought the cinematography was wonderful because it is exactly like the illustrations in the Dr. Seuss book. Being able to see the world through the creative eyes of Dr. Seuss is wonderful and now you can, better than ever, with the deluxe edition of The Lorax including an Ultra Violet copy of the movie. This movie delivers fantastic messages about caring for the environment and respecting the earth we live on. I like the Lorax character most because he stands up for the land and teaches that being greedy and self-centered leads to destruction. I loved all of the music in The Lorax and I especially liked the first scene when you see the land in all of its splendid glory. I give The Lorax 4 out of 5 stars for its strong messages and great classic entertainment. I suggest this film for ages 4 to 10. Raven Devanney, Age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

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