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Writer:
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 February 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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

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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Consider this movie's place in history., 11 July 2005
Author: yehudit from Jerusalem, Israel

Well, of course it's good for kids--it's Dr. Seuss! Of course, he's for all ages, but that should have been a clue. I suppose adults can get something from Barney the Dinosaur (to use an extreme example) but it isn't really created for adults, is it.

I'm curious: how old is the poster to whom I am replying? I ask because I sense that without a real understanding of the concerns of the '70s, this film might appear just a piece of outdated animation.

While this film might seem simplistic, its timing was impeccable. It premiered at the moment that the original ecology movement had begun to touch the general populace, and it began with baby seals . . . and serious deforestation of US land. The true-life events and fears of that time were exactly as presented; in fact, this movie aired only that once (until decades later) because the lumber industry was powerful enough at the time to have it hidden on a back shelf. Imagine: they were that scared of the power of this message that Dr. Seuss created (ostensibly) for children.

In any case, I was thrilled to find access to the movie as it is one of those pieces that defined my childhood in its era. Enjoy it for what it is or spend some time really watching it, but don't dismiss it so easily.

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