The Lorax (2012)
Ed Helms: The Once-ler
Once-ler : Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
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! She's a woman. In high school. And she loves trees. And I'm gonna get her one.
Once-ler : Awww. How nice to see someone so undeterred by things like reality.
Ted : Thank you.
Once-ler : [whispers] Thank you, Ted.
The Lorax : [first meets Once-ler] Hey!
[Once-ler screams and falls backwards]
The Lorax : Did you chop down this tree?
Once-ler : Uhh... No.
The Lorax : Who did it?
Once-ler : [gasps] What's that?
[the Lorax looks back and Once-ler drops his ax on Pipsqueak the Bar-ba-loot]
Once-ler : I think he did it.
The Lorax : [growls] Leave! Vacate the premises! Take your ax and get out!
Once-ler : And who are you?
The Lorax : Hey, hey! I-I'm the Lorax! Guardian of the forest. I speak for the trees.
[doesn't get a reaction from Once-ler]
The Lorax : So you're telling me, that you didn't see me magically appear out of that stump. With all the thunder and lightning. You didn't see any of that?
Once-ler : No. But, that sounds amazing. Can I see some of that?
The Lorax : Yeah, I could show you. But that's not how it works.
Once-ler : [admiring his first thneed] Now that's a thneed! Nothing unmanly about knitting. No sir!