Release Date - 05/18/2012
Language - English
Genre - AnimationComedyMusical
From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the much anticipated feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a 3D-CG adaptation of the classic tale of a forest guardian who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for a real Truffula Tree, the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To... Read more
From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the much anticipated feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a 3D-CG adaptation of the classic tale of a forest guardian who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for a real Truffula Tree, the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To get it he must find the story of the Lorax, the acerbic yet charming character who fights to protect his world.
Lending their vocal talents to the project are Danny DeVito as the iconic title character of the Lorax and Ed Helms as the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their voices to the adventure are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rounding out the cast are Rob Riggle as the villain O’Hare, Jenny Slate as Ted’s protective mother and beloved actress Betty White as Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.
Movie Review :
From the makers of Despicable Me we get Dr. Seuss The Lorax, an animated film based on the children’s book of the same name written by Theodor Seuss Geisel or, as the world knows him, Dr Seuss.
I entered the theatre, donned my 3D glasses and settled down for, what I thought, would be a repeat of the annoyance that was Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat¸ but I was in for a pleasant surprise.
We already get packaged drinking water, imagine what would happen if we have to buy packaged air as well (It’s just an imagination)! In Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, greed gets the better of The Once-Ler (Ed Helms) and he sets out to destroy every single tree in his own Thneedville. His little friend (oops, acquaintance), The Lorax (Danny DeVito), who is the protector of trees, tries in vain to stop this madness.
Now Thneedville is a completely different place to live; with artificial trees, artificial ponds and artificial just about everything, it has become a plasticky place to live where everyone is comfortable with this fake world. But Audrey (Taylor Swift) is different; she wishes to see the real trees at least once in her lifetime. Ted (Zac Efron), who is madly in love with her, decides to make her wish come true. Love makes people do crazy things and Ted is ready to go to any lengths to win Audrey’s affection. His Grammy Norma (Betty White) and The Once-Ler himself help Ted in this task.
Does he succeed? Can he bring back the real trees? Can he fight the greedy ruler Mr. O’Hare (Rob Riggle), who survives on this plastic world and sells the air which should be ideally free? Well, to find all that out, you will have to take the journey into the land of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
The voice cast has done justice to the beautiful animated characters but none of the voices stand-out in particular. Zac Efron’s voice seemed a little to mature and out of place for the young Ted. Danny DeVito as Lorax however is hilarious and just right.
The Lorax is your average animation film, which your kids will instantly fall in love with. The characters are fun and lovable and, I believe for once, the filmmakers have managed to retain the essence of a Dr. Seuss book.