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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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Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda (co-director)

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (based on the book by), Cinco Paul (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Dave B. Mitchell ... 1st Commercial Guy (voice) (as Dave Mitchell)
Dempsey Pappion ... 2nd Commercial Guy (voice)
Elmarie Wendel ... Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Danny Cooksey ... Brett / Chet (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... 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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Taglines:

Meet the original force of nature. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,217,070, 4 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$214,030,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,840,316
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Despicable Me (2010), Margo wore a Lorax shirt as a possible teaser to this film. A similar thing occurred in Despicable Me 3 (2017) where she wore a Grinch shirt as a teaser to another Dr. Seuss film from Illumation, The Grinch (2018). See more »

Goofs

When the delivery man is shown making his first delivery, his vehicle is shown driving on the left side of the road. However, in all other street scenes it is clearly shown that all other vehicles drive on the right. See more »

Quotes

The Lorax: [after seeing Pipsqueak take and eat a truffula fruit] Ugh, barbaloots.
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Crazy Credits

The logo of Illumination Entertainment features two Minions try to chop a truffula tree down with a chainsaw, but they are interrupted by a large, heavy Bar-ba-loot falling one of them. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.92 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Thneedville
Written by John Powell and Cinco Paul
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Finally, an animation I can watch more than once!
18 August 2012 | by frankman777See 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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