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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

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Eddie Albert ... Narrator (voice)

Bob Holt ... The Lorax / The Once-ler (voice)
Athena Lorde ... Miss O'Schmunsler (voice)
Harlen Carraher ... Boy (voice)
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Scatman Crothers ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)

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

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The Truffula Trees produce assorted colors of material. About halfway into the special, both the Truffula Trees and the Thneeds we see are pink.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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Referenced in Horton Hears a Who! (2008)See more »

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Seuss Strongest Story Well Done, 16 December 2009
Author: getyourdander from United States

The story is the strength here. Dr. Seuss message here is more that there has to be balance in everything that you do. You can't just make the needs that everyone, everyone needs without considering the price of making it, that everyone must pay. A lot of folks now go over board trying to go too far in one direction.

A bonus here is the talented Eddie Albert singing & narrating the story. That drew me to this story as I always loved Albert as Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres.

This is a book, that is exactly mirrored in this animated special. I loved reading this book to my kids, & suggest to all parents this book to read to the kiddies at bedtime when they are small. It is as enjoyable to read as it is to watch here. Pure message & entertainment, par excel-lance.

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