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The Lorax (2012)

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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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Ted's Mom (voice)
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Once-ler's Mom (voice)
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Michael Beattie ...
Dave B. Mitchell ...
1st Commercial Guy (voice) (as Dave Mitchell)
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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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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

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 characters are throwing money toward the Once-ler when they begin to love his invention, the money has the Mayor of Whoville's face on it. See more »

Goofs

Ted's calendar in his room shows 35 days in October. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." See more »

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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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How Bad Can I Be
Written by John Powell, Cinco Paul, Kool Kojak
Performed by Ed Helms
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Boy tries to find a tree for his love-interest and realizes the importance of trees and the destruction of commercialism
13 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'll make this review quick and honest: I did NOT enjoy it. Typically I am thrilled to sit through animated movies and feel nostalgic but this was just terrible. The first half-hour was a bit entertaining but then it just turned to be very boring, cheesy, sing-song kind of thing that leaves you anticipating the ending. I had high expectations considering that I actually enjoyed Horton Hears a Who! (2008)but this was not the same.One thing that really annoyed me the ENTIRE time was that the message of the movie was way to in-your-face. I think a good movie should integrate the meaning to make the audience really think for themselves. Corny jokes and humor, slow action that makes you groan, but the animation was pretty nice. Definitely not going for seconds, however.


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