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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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Silly little film 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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Additional Details

Runtime:
25 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Silly little film, 21 December 2001
Author: Sean Caldwell (jbond1) from Matlock, UK

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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