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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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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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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:

AED 947,148 (United Arab Emirates) (4 March 2012)

Gross:

$214,030,500 (USA)
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This is Illumination's first musical film. See more »

Goofs

When the two hired goons interrupt O'Hare's meeting, one shows him live footage on his cell phone of Ted driving through the door to the ramp that leaves the city. A moment later, Ted is shown poking his head through that same door and preparing to drive through it. 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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"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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This Is the Place (Tricky Version)
Written by John Powell and Cinco Paul
Performed by Ed Helms
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Another Dr. Suess story gets adapted into a film (kind of)
17 October 2013 | by (califonia, USA) – See all my reviews

When It comes to adapting Dr.Seuss' books into an hour and a half film is difficult even if its done right or not, but with The Lorax its isn't actually done right, but it still tries to get a cross the stuff for the book is being used as a subplot, it kind of told right and I kind of enjoy it, but the main plot is the main problem of this film, where they show the stuff that isn't from the book, it just stupid, witch will get to later.

The film is also a musical, and that was a pretty stupid choice, because he songs really do suck. The subplot the stuff from the book was good, at times it gets a laugh, Danny Deveto as The Lorax is a really good choice, and its enjoyable. Now the main plot just shows a some kid played by Zac Efforn who lives in some anti-nature town, trying to hit on some older girl played by Taylor Swift, and decides to impress her with growing a tree and goes to the Onc-ler and asks him about the trees (and yeah the visiting the onc-ler part was in the book).

I mean why can they focus with the stuff from the book and leave some of the main plot out, I know its really hard but, Horton Hears a Who worked, it didn't made a good minority of the focus on Zac Effron trying hit on Taylor Swift or throwing in crappy songs, it work because it kept some of the elements not from the book between a minute to six minutes, and still kept it focused on the plot and moral from the book and It was also well paced to have the plot it was adapted from reach the 90 minute mark.

So some of you might think I hate this film, but I don't, when they tell the parts are from the book, it work and when they tell they stuff has nothing to with the book doesn't, so its kind of mixed.


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