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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the success of Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Audrey Geisel, Dr Seuss' widow, approached Illumination's head Christopher Meledandri and said she wanted to do The Lorax next. See more »

Goofs

The second time Ted goes to see the Once-ler, he accelerates his scooter using the left handle; in the rest of the movie, the accelerator is in the (usual) right-hand handle. See more »

Quotes

Mr. O'Hare: You've got a beautiful town here, Ted! I can't think of any reason you'd want to leave town... ever again.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Hop (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

How Bad Can I Be
Written by John Powell, Cinco Paul, and Kool Kojak
Performed by Ed Helms
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User Reviews

Females under 18, 8.3, Females over 18, 3.8!
10 March 2012 | by jmissirlis1See all my reviews

You adults ragging on this movie because it doesn't agree with your social views should be ashamed of yourselves. This is a CHILDREN'S movie! For the love of God! One voter said "for a children's movie to be successful it needs to cater to both children AND adults?" No it doesn't you idiot! If that mattered, these cartoons wouldn't make $100 million every time. Another voter said "if my kid wasn't enjoying it so much, I would have walked out"! Hilarious! Are you the same guy that would have walked out of Chuck E Cheese if your child wasn't having a great time? Ignorant Clown! And then there are those adults that went to see this without children and complain about the silly music scenes. Get a life! Those scenes weren't created for you. I haven't seen this movie yet...I'm going with my 7 year old in a few minutes. Will I enjoy this movie? Probably Not! As a conservative Republican I will hate it. However, should I not take my son because this cartoon doesn't agree with my philosophies?....UPDATE...I enjoyed it! Thank you to all the nitwits writing misguided bad reviews. I went in with terrible expectations and came out all smiles...but who cares about me. My son loved it and is still wearing my scarf 7 hours later...his new Thneed!


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