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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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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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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

In the original 1972 Cartoon version, The Once-Ler was never sympathetic to the Lorax before the last Truffula tree fell; differing from this film where Once-Ler and the Lorax were friends. See more »

Goofs

Just after Ted kisses the cereal box, a juice carton is on the table. When Ted walks away from the table and is stopped by his mom, the carton is gone. See more »

Quotes

Once-ler: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You wouldn't hit a woman.
The Lorax: Hoo! That's a woman?
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Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) See more »

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This Is the Place (Tricky Version)
Written by John Powell and Cinco Paul
Performed by Ed Helms
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Seuss the unstoppable force in environmentalism!
9 March 2012 | by (Pakistani Residentual Area) – See all my reviews

We brought our children (6 & 9) to the Real D & Imax 3D version of the Lorax and enjoyed the film. Those of you with conservative leanings will note the unfiltered message of corporate greed at the expense of all and the over 70 corporate-sponsored product placements are fun to spot, but my kids took away the lesson that promises are not to be lightly made or broken. The 20 minutes of upcoming previews of ADHD sequels ahead of the movie's start, combined with an oversold theatre, drove home the value of our Lorax-endorsed Sony Home DVD player. I certainly enjoy 3D films but if I had it to do all over again, the Lorax really didn't have special effects or scenes that warranted the unsightly glasses - just see the regular version, this isn't Star Wars. In summary, the Lorax is a fun film that you and your whole family can warmly enjoy. Any strikes I have against the experience arise more from issues with what we can expect from the cinema as opposed to this flick from Seuss Corps. Stars and thumbs up!


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