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A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

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Cast

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The Lorax (voice)
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The Once-ler (voice)
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Ted (voice)
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Audrey (voice)
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Grammy Norma (voice)
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Mr. O'Hare (voice)
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Ted's Mom (voice)
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Once-ler's Mom (voice)
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Aunt Grizelda (voice)
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Brett / Chet (voice)
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Uncle Ubb (voice)
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Storyline

In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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From the creators of Despicable Me.


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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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2 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,217,070 (USA) (2 March 2012)

Gross:

$213,949,505 (USA) (20 July 2012)
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Trivia

The original name of the town in the movie is Greenville (as can be seen in the scene where the Once-ler is selling his thneeds in the town center, "Greenville Circle") before the commercial success of the product changed the name to Thneedville. See more »

Goofs

During the "How Bad Can I Be" song it is seen that the Once' Ler has his sunglasses on when he adds the Truffula tree to his shirt, and a few shots later he is shown putting his sunglasses on. See more »

Quotes

Mr. O'Hare: [O' Hare begins to sing about pollution cheerfully]
Mr. O'Hare: Let it die, let it die, let it shrivel up and... come on, who's with me, huh?
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Soundtracks

Everybody Needs a Thneed
Written by John Powell, Cinco Paul
Performed by Randy Crenshaw, Fletcher Sheridan, Edie Lehmann (as Edie Lehmann Boddicker), Monique Donnelly, Ty Taylor, The 88 and Ed Helms
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Not worth my time
2 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I finally had the chance to see it on Netflix. And I want an hour and a half of my summer back.

CONS This movie is colorful and has candy everywhere. That's the reason kids wanted to see it.

But the movie is filled with characters being hit with flying objects and getting hurt in some stupid silly way. After 9 minutes I saw it being stupidly obvious they were repeating the same comedy over and over to keep kids awake.

The awful cheesy romance didn't come off as comedic like they wanted it to. It came off as annoying, and super awkward to watch.

PROS There was 1 thing that made me laugh but I quickly forgot because of more terrible comedy following it.

~Jimothy


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