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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 overview, first billed only:
The Lorax (voice)
The Once-ler (voice)
Ted (voice)
Audrey (voice)
Grammy Norma (voice)
Mr. O'Hare (voice)
Ted's Mom (voice)
Once-ler's Mom (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ...
1st Commercial Guy (voice) (as Dave Mitchell)
Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Brett / Chet (voice)
Uncle Ubb (voice)


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 (

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Ted's mother escapes in her car, you can see the doll in the back seat. After that it disappears during the whole chase sequence, then appears again when she stops. See more »


Once-ler: It all started a long time ago.
Ted: Can we start not so long ago, maybe?
Once-ler: Do you want a tree?
Ted: Yes, yes.
Once-ler: Then it all started a long, long time ago.
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Referenced in Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013) See more »


O'Hare Air Jingle
Written and Performed by Chad Fischer
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User Reviews

Finally, an animation I can watch more than once!
18 August 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I'm a little dumbstruck as to why the ratings for "The Lorax" are so low. I usually decide on which movies to watch based on their IMDb ratings, and so unfortunately only got around to watching it a couple of days ago. In a number of reviews I had read previously, there were smacks of political overtones, blah, blah, blah. Are you serious?!

Take the movies at face value and enjoy it! The songs were brilliant, the plot was fast-moving and didn't allow for a dull moment. I watched it with my 4-year-old daughter, and she has an eye for good movies. She watched "The Lorax" for the 5th time yesterday.

I like bloody TV series like Dexter, the overly sarcastic "Doctor House" and the sexually explicit "Game of Thrones"... and I absolutely love(d) "The Lorax". Give me more of the same. It was freaking funny, entertaining and endearing all in one.

Put aside your preconceived socio political notions and what you think the movie should be about... and watch it for its entertainment value. Nothing more, nothing less.

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