Oh, you have no idea how excited we are about Dr Seuss’ wonderful environmentally themed picture book, The Lorax, coming to the big screen! What a shame we have to wait until summer 2012! Here’s a sneak peek at the film, plus a little more about it to whet your appetite….
About The Lorax (Dr Seuss) Movie
3D-CGI Featuring Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White
The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he 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.
Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Ashley, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).
The Lorax in UK Cinemas 27th July 2012
Have you read The Lorax?
Have you read Dr Seuss’ original book? The Lorax, first published in 1971, was a creative and inspiring departure from standard children’s books of the time. The Lorax encouraged children to be aware and respectful of their environment, but managed to do so without being preachy. Dr Seuss used his well loved rhymes and tongue twisters to warn us of the dangers of clear cutting and wasting resources in his trademark fun and silly way.
Forty years later, the tale of The Lorax will still resonate with parents, and with our children. Definitely worth a read.