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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.
Animated Fantasy - This is a 3D animated musical comedy based on the beloved children's book by Dr. Seuss. Young children and families are the definite target though parents may find some of the departures from the book odd. While the title character, the Lorax is not seen as much as other characters, and Zac Efron and Taylor Swift's fans may be disappointed that neither sing.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good On the whole, however, fans of the book will more than likely be pleased with this extended interpretation. Children should enjoy the experience while the adults accompanying them won't wish they were elsewhere.
USA TodayFull Review Good All ages are likely to find the cautionary tale entertaining as well as illuminating. Some might even find it galvanizing.
Washington PostFull Review Below Average Like 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the 12-and-under crowd, 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' is a cautionary environmental tale with a thin veneer of entertainment on top.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 222 moviegoers:
WOW! These are some FANTASTIC REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "THE LORAX." It's unusual to see adult reviews this high for an animated kids movie. "The Lorax" is definitely a MUST SEE FAMILY FILM!
The pastoral landscape of Truffula Valley is filled
with a variety of animals—from soaring Swomee-Swans
to harmonic Humming-Fish. Cutest of all are bearlike
creatures known as Bar-ba-loots, who tumble among the
The Lorax's job as guardian of the forest is put to the
test when the ambitious young Once-ler chops down a
Truffula Tree and threatens to chop down more to further
his lofty business plan. Incensed by this uncaring act
against nature, the Lorax angrily criticizes the Onceler's
actions. From their first interaction, the Lorax and
the Once-ler are at odds. Each is determined to get rid
of the other, but over time they
develop a mutual fondness for
each other. Ultimately, the Lorax
is no match for the greed and
ambition that begins to consume
the Once-ler, who stops at nothing
to build his enterprise—even if it
means chopping down every last
tree and destroying the valley.
Years later, in a world devoid
of trees, Ted ventures beyond
the borders of his perfectly
industrialized town of Thneedville
on a journey to find the Once-ler and learn how he can
bring home a tree for the girl of his dreams, Audrey.
Although hesitant at first, the Once-ler sees
something in Ted that inspires him to tell the story of his
encounter with the Lorax, which in turn inspires Ted's
mission to restore balance to Thneedville by bringing
back Truffula Trees for the whole town.