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The Lorax -- 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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Danny DeVito ... The Lorax (voice)

Ed Helms ... The Once-ler (voice)

Zac Efron ... Ted (voice)

Taylor Swift ... Audrey (voice)

Betty White ... Grammy Norma (voice)

Rob Riggle ... Mr. O'Hare (voice)

Jenny Slate ... Ted's Mom (voice)

Nasim Pedrad ... Once-ler's Mom (voice)

Joel Swetow ... 1st Marketing Guy (voice)

Michael Beattie ... 2nd Marketing Guy (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ... 1st Commercial Guy (voice)

Dempsey Pappion ... 2nd Commercial Guy (voice)

Elmarie Wendel ... Aunt Grizelda (voice)

Danny Cooksey ... Brett / Chet (voice)

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Uncle Ubb (voice)

Chris Renaud ... Forest Animals (voice)
Jack Angel ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Additional Voices (voice)

John Cygan ... Additional Voices (voice)

Debi Derryberry ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bill Farmer ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices (voice)

Sherry Lynn ... Additional Voices (voice)
Danny Mann ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan ... Additional Voices (voice)

Laraine Newman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Claira Nicole Titman ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jim Ward ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Monique Donnelly ... Humming Fish (voice) (uncredited)
Fletcher Sheridan ... Sai The O'Hare Delivery Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Renaud 
Kyle Balda (co-director)
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (based on the book by)

Cinco Paul (screenplay) &
Ken Daurio (screenplay)

Produced by
Ken Daurio .... executive producer
Audrey Geisel .... executive producer
Janet Healy .... producer
Christopher Meledandri .... producer (as Chris Meledandri)
Cinco Paul .... executive producer
Robert Taylor .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Powell 
Film Editing by
Claire Dodgson 
Steven Liu 
Ken Schretzmann 
Casting by
Carla Hool 
Curtis A. Koller 
Jamie Sparer Roberts 
Jen Rudin 
Sara Jane Sherman 
Jamie Thomason 
Bernie Van De Yacht 
David Wright 
Production Design by
Yarrow Cheney 
Art Direction by
Eric Guillon 
Production Management
Jeannine Berger .... post-production supervisor
Camille Chaine .... production supervisor
Solenn Colas .... production manager
Rafael Curulla .... production manager
Boris Jacq .... unit production manager
Delphine Le Roch .... production manager
Wassila Lmouaci .... production manager
Celine Locatelli .... production manager
Anais Perlot .... production manager
Jill Ragaway .... production manager
Dave Rosenbaum .... production supervisor (as David Rosenbaum)
Alexandra Skinazi .... production manager
Matthieu Skrovec .... production manager
Marlene Thomas .... production manager
Nathalie Vancauwenberghe .... unit production manager
Art Department
Didier Ah-Koon .... storyboard artist
Sergio Casas .... color designer
Christoph Charriton .... set designer
Daniel Chong .... storyboard artist
Mike Defeo .... 3D character development
Craig Elliott .... visual development artist
Matt Flynn .... storyboard artist
Martin Fuller .... storyboard artist
Gregory Georges .... color designer
Clément Griselain .... color designer
Trevor Jimenez .... storyboard artist
Carlos Felipe León Ortiz .... color designer (as Carlos León)
Christophe Lourdelet .... storyboard artist
Paul Mager .... set designer
Steve Moore .... storyboard artist
Mark O'Hare .... storyboard artist
Wilbert Plijnaar .... storyboard artist
Loïc Rastout .... set designer
Philippe Tilikete .... props
Derek Evanick .... additional storyboard artist (uncredited)
Ryan Green .... additional story artist (uncredited)
Habib Louati .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Fawn Veerasunthorn .... additional story artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... additional re-recording mixer
Jonathan Borland .... sound effects editor (as Jon Borland)
Jeremy Bowker .... sound fx editor
Luke Dunn Gielmuda .... supervising foley editor
Sean England .... foley artist
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Kim Foscato .... assistant supervising sound editor
Sue Fox .... foley editor
Bill Higley .... original dialog mixer
Michael Jesmer .... sound recordist
Noah Katz .... engineering services
Kyle D. Krajewski .... sound recordist
Daniel Laurie .... adr/dialogue supervisor
Leff Lefferts .... sound effects editor
Dennis Leonard .... supervising sound editor
Michael Levine .... sound digital transfer
Dmitri Makarov .... digital editorial services
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Steve Orlando .... assistant sound editor
Greg J. Peterson .... sound effects recordist
Roni Pillischer .... adr recordist
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialogue mixer
Billy Theriot .... adr mixer
Randy Thom .... supervising sound editor
Corey Tyler .... foley recordist
Stephen Urata .... sound recordist
Ronni Brown .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jana Vance .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Céline Allegre .... compositing supervisor
Jérôme Arthuis .... render wrangler
Jean-Louis Autret .... digital compositor
Raoul Barbet .... layout/previs artist
Cédric Battude .... digital compositor
John R.A. Benson .... stereoscopic supervisor
Florian Bestel .... lead digital compositor
Romain Blanchet .... compositing artist
Vincent Blanqué .... digital artist
David Bobichon .... digital compositor: MacGuff
Lucie Bories .... digital compositor
Adrien Borzakian .... characters surfacing supervisor
Nicolas Brack .... lighting supervisor
Emma Braney .... stereoscopic artist
Maxime Bray .... effects technical director
Bertrand Breuze .... senior compositor
Florent Cadel .... senior lighting artist
Mickael Caramelo .... pipeline technical director
Anna Carlsson .... stereoscopic compositor
Cédric Chapeleau .... technical director
Bruno Chauffard .... CGI supervisor
Jean-Denis Coindre .... lead digital matte painter
Anne Coulet .... characters surfacing artist
Rudyard Cretenet .... digital compositor
Kaydee Dang .... autostereoscopic 3d supervisor: remastered version
Clement Darbois .... digital compositor
Selim Draia .... lead lighting
Christophe Duflaut .... digital compositor
Steven Dupuy .... effects technical director
David Ellis .... digital effects artist
Thomas Foncelle .... lead render wrangler
David Fourrage .... character modeler
Dorian Février .... technical director
Valerie Gabriel .... final layout supervisor
Delphine Garrelis .... digital compositor
Gilles Giordan .... digital compositor
Stephan Guerin .... lighting artist
Ali Hamdan .... character effects technical director
Tristan Hocquet .... digital compositor
Guy-Laurent Homsy .... layout and pre-visualization lead
John Hreich .... senior lighting artist
Aurelie Lajoux .... senior compositor
François Le Bastard .... digital compositor
Gwendoline Lebnouj .... character effects artist
Yannick Lecoffre .... lighting artist
Jonathan Lecroart .... stereoscopic compositor
Catherine Lee .... lighting artist
Thomas Lefebvre .... digital compositor
Yann Leroux .... senior compositor
David Liebard .... senior character technical director
Fabrice Lau Tim Ling .... character fx artist
Pierre Lopes .... lighting artist
Adrien Lourdelle .... effects technical director: Mac Guff Ligne
Philippe Lucini .... digital compositor
Stéphanie Machuret .... lead compositing artist
Mathieu Malard .... digital compositor
Eric Mauhourat .... character technical director
Thomas Metais .... software developer
Sandrine Moniez .... digital compositor
Adrien Montero .... character modeler
Emmanuel Mouillet .... effects artist
David Pelle .... cg supervisor assistant
Benoit Philippon .... stereoscopic compositing supervisor
Ugo Pierantoni .... lead compositor
Eric Placoly .... software development technical director
Hannibal Poenaru .... visual effects artist
Maxime Poron .... digital compositor
Olivier Prigent .... cg lighting artist
Romain Privat de Fortunie .... character effects supervisor
Laurianne Proudhon .... digital compositor
Geoffrey Reynaud .... effects technical director
Quentin Ricci .... pipeline technical director
Marine Samyn .... digital compositor
Michel Satorra .... character effects artist
Olivier Schmitt .... technical director
Régis Schuller .... layout and previs supervisor
Arnaud Servouze .... lighting artist
Antonin Seydoux .... compositing supervisor
Sebastien Stoianov .... character effects artist
Simon Thomas .... cgi supervisor
Arnaud Tisseyre .... senior lighting artist
Mathieu Trintzius .... senior character technical director
Nicolas Valade .... digital artist
Gerome Viavant .... digital compositor
Anthony Voisin .... lighting artist
Milan Voukassovitch .... character effects artist
Fabien Yorgandjian .... modeling artist
Henri Zaitoun .... layout artist
Veronique Zylberfain .... matte painting
Animation Department
Salem Arfaoui .... animator
Pierre Avon .... lead animator
Damien Bapst .... layout artist
Nicolas Bauduin .... lead animator
Nicolas Brice .... rigging artist
Nimoul Bun .... Character TD rigging
Vincent Caudeville .... character animator
Christophe Delisle .... animator
Julien Depoortere .... pipeline technical assistant
Ephraïm Drouet .... lighting artist
Martín Esnaola .... senior character animator
Moïse Essame .... animator
Carolina Fabiani .... character animator
Mathilde Fabry .... animator
Guillaume Fesquet .... animator
Lionel Gallat .... animation director
Hélène Galtier .... sets and props surfacing
Tote González .... senior animator
Thomas Grønlund .... animator
Eric Guillon .... character designer
Jean Hemez .... lead animator
Guillaume Herent .... animator
Fabrice Joubert .... lead animator
Vanessa Lamblet .... sets and props surfacing
Francois Laurent .... animator
Mathilde Le Moal .... animator
Mickael Mandonnet .... compositing artist
Mathieu Menard .... character animator
Jérémie Moreau .... character designer
David Nasser .... senior character animator
Matthew Nealon .... storyboard artist
Thierry Noguera .... animator
Boris Plateau .... animator
Florence Putzola .... set dressing artist (as Putzola Florence)
Mitja Rabar .... senior character animator
Ludovic Roz .... animator
Gael Sabourin .... animator
Thomas Saint-Yrieix .... set dressing and final layout artist
Angela Smaldone .... character modeler
Clementine Tronel .... animator
Benjamin Tussiot .... animator
Editorial Department
Karl Armstrong .... first assistant editor
Fanny Bouquard .... assistant editor
Gilad Carmel .... first assistant editor
Alex Dowding .... editorial manager
Eileen Godoy .... digital intermediate producer
Jason Hanel .... digital intermediate colorist
Laura Holeman .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Katie Jordan .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jessica J. Stone .... editorial coordinator (as Jessica Stone)
Music Department
Alex Al .... musician: bass
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Eddie Brown .... musician: keyboards
Bill Cantos .... score vocalist
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor
Beth Caucci .... composer: additional music
Celeste Chada .... score coordinator
David Channing .... scoring editor
John W. Chapman .... music production assistant (as John Chapman)
Luis Conte .... musician: Latin percussion
George Doering .... musician: guitar
Germaine Franco .... orchestrator
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Taylor Graves .... playback singer
Ayana Haviv .... singer: ensemble
Ed Helms .... musician: guitar
Dan Higgins .... musician: saxophones
Greg Huckins .... musician: saxophones
Randy Kerber .... musician: keyboards
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Dave Metzger .... orchestrator
Julie Minasian .... score vocalist
Michael John Mollo .... additional arranging, orchestration and programming
Paul Mounsey .... composer: additional music
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Charissa Nielsen .... vocalist
Cinco Paul .... songs: lyrics by
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
John Powell .... musician: guitar
John Powell .... songs: music by
Massimo Ruberto .... music supervisor
Joshua Rutkowski .... music production assistant
George Shelby .... musician: saxophones
Linnea Snyder .... music preparation
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator
John Traunwieser .... score mixing assistant
Marc Viner .... additional recordist
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Louis Price .... singer (uncredited)
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist (uncredited)
Eric Wegener .... music production assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
Valérie Dompnier .... production accountant
Melissa Faucher .... software engineer
Frédéric Greene .... additional production accountant
George Hiro Herrmann .... finance department
Brett Hoffman .... script & recording supervisor
Matthew Kauth .... production assistant
John Lawrence .... account controller
Sean Lee .... director of technology
David Leroux .... network engineer
Bruno Mahé .... global technology supervisor
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach: adr
Humberto Meza Jr. .... assistant production accountant
Flavio Perez .... technical director
Rory Phillips .... marketing production coordinator
Julien Sabourdin .... production controller
Thomas Saint-Yrieix .... final layout artist
Benoit Terminet Schuppon .... intern
Gary L. Wohlleben .... financial controller
Peter Cameron .... assistant: script revisions (uncredited)
Darin Grimes .... marketing (uncredited)
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" - USA (complete title)
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
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Rated PG for brief mild language
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Where did Seuss get the inspiration for The Lorax?
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30 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
11 Year Old and I (Dr. Seuss Fans) Loved It, 10 April 2012
Author: Charity DuGood from Northeast TN

I can't believe (well, yes I can) that people gave this a bad review. I was afraid I was going to be disappointed when I saw the Lorax, based on some reviews, but I wasn't at all. My 11 year old and I both loved the movie, she laughed out loud at many parts (although I have to admit she does do that a lot watching movies) and we left very pleased that we saw it.

Background: I grew up on Dr. Seuss, my six kids grew up with Dr. Seuss. We love Dr. Seuss even as adults. We've read the book, we've seen the original movie. I have two vegetarian older daughters, we are environmentally conscious. Also, we like musicals and my father was a music teacher - so finding out it was a musical was not a disappointment. There was definitely NOT a lot of musical numbers. If you hate musicals, I think the songs are infrequent enough that you can groan through it and let your kid enjoy the movie. That said, despite all the reviews on bad music, we thought the songs were lively and fun and cute. You're not gonna go out and buy a record for it, but it fit the movie for the kids it was targeted to.

Like another reviewer said: THIS IS A MOVIE FOR KIDS!! As with any movie, it's geared toward a certain age group. People who take two-year olds to the theater must be crazy, taking them to see this movie is no exception. Granted, there's cute fuzzy bears, but there's a story being told and a lesson - definitely geared toward elementary/pre-teens, not the yo gabba gabba crowd. Your toddler or active pre-schooler will not sit through this.

My opinion is also based on the fact that we do not watch a lot of movies or TV, (I'm a firm believer that kids should be outside playing), and we are certainly not film or animation connoisseurs. I can see how someone used to intense-graphics and action-packed films would get bored with this. It is a story. If you like kid stories, you will like this. We did not find it boring, I thought it was well told, and it held our interest all the way through.

Is it like the original? There's a lot different, a little similar. I don't think I've ever seen a movie that was like the book. Book is always better. Contrary to what another reviewer said about no rhyming, there are rhymes and some book quotes in the movie.

When they redid Cat in the Hat, I didn't like it, didn't like what they did with the Cat character at all, but my kids did. I liked The Lorax, and my daughter did. (The others are in college and haven't seen it yet...but they will I'm sure.) I'm somewhat sensitive to violence and scariness in movies (but not overly so), and I feel this is safe to take your kids to if they get scared easy. There's occasional moments when I had to roll my eyes up and think "did X really have to punch X at that moment" - but it's not violent or scary at all. Your kid won't go home with nightmares or shooting people. Maybe they'll even plant a tree.

If you have elementary/pre-teen kids I highly recommend this movie for you and your kids.

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