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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.

Directors:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Argentinian film producer Axel Kuschevatzky dubbed Mr. O'Hare on the Latin American Spanish speaking prints of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the young once-ler is throwing things out of his wagon at the animals behind him, the big bear is seen in two shots. Then, when the camera widens to see the angry animals, the big bear is walking up and is surprised to see his friends so angry. See more »

Quotes

Once-ler: Why are you so interested in trees, anyway? Why aren't you like other kids? Breakdancing and wearing bellbottoms and playing the Donkey Kongs?
Ted: [laughs] Yeah. Right, right. I don't know. Uh, I just thought it might be kinda cool to have one.
Once-ler: [knowingly] Uh-huh. It's a girl, isn't it?
Ted: [scoffs] What? No!
Once-ler: Really? Because when a guy does something stupid once, well that's because he's a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.
Ted: Hey, she is not just some girl! ...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Freeform airings use the 2013 variant of the 2012 Universal Pictures logo without the 100th anniversary text. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

You Need a Thneed
Written by John Powell and Cinco Paul
Performed by Keith Slettedahl and The 88 featuring Antonio Sol, Fletcher Sheridan, and Taylor Graves
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The Lorax was surprisingly awesome.
13 August 2012 | by ashmenm-448-184052See all my reviews

I was so happy with this movie, I knew I had to see it but I was hesitant. As most reviewers have said this is one of Dr. Suess's best books and how can that possibly translate properly to a movie.

Well as hesitant as I was to watch The Lorax I was curious. I watched this with my 2 1/2 year- old daughter and I loved it and what's more my daughter loved it which is more important than what I think of it anyway. Everyday since we got this on DVD my daughter pulls it off the shelf and says "mommy let's watch the Lorax." But as most parents know already your kids have their favorites and my daughter won't sit through movies that she doesn't like, this seems to become one of those favorites.

To also make it clear my daughter is familiar with the book as well she has me read it almost every night. Both book and movie drive the same message across in slightly different but effective ways.

I loved this and thought it was an excellent artistic interpretation of the wonderfully written Lorax by Dr. Suess. I only hope that after all the books turned to movies recently people can start to understand that the book and movie are separate, but this never seems to be understood.There will always be discrepancies between book and movie. The main thing is that this movie is wonderful despite the differences.


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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

Gross USA:

$214,030,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,840,316
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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