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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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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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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

When the Once-ler walks into his office, he sits down at his desk and there is a miniature model of Thneed-ville on his desk. 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

Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Project X (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Thneedville
Written by John Powell, Cinco Paul
Performed by Fletcher Sheridan, Antonio Sol, Beth Anderson, Oliver Powell, Edie Lehmann, Missi Hale and Rob Riggle
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The Lorax: Kid Friendly and Enjoyable for All
25 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Yes, the fact that Taylor Swift's voice was featured maybe did add and extra bonus for me (I'm a huge fan) but it also made me think. It made me think about how kids are the future, we are the world and if we don't do anything, nothing will change. It will only grow worse. And this is why I think the movie sends the huge message. Not only was it funny, it made you think. And that's the whole point. Kids will make the future.. So know what you want to do and do it. Just like Ted. Be the person you want to be. Dr. Seuss may not be here now, but it doesn't mean we can't listen to what he's written. We can change the world.


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