Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for brief mild language
Runtime: 86 minutes
Starring: voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Release Date: March 2, 2012
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax - Official Synopsis
From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old 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 youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, 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).
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax - Additional Trailers, Clips and Featurettes
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Movie Trailer #1
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Featurette: A Look Inside
More Movies Based on Dr. Seuss
Several movies have been made based on Dr. Seuss stories, some of the movies being better than others. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, for example, is a colorful and funny adaption of the story, and it's perfect for young children and to encourage kids to read the book and then watch the movie.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is also a good one, in my opinion, while The Cat in the Hat movie was a fail by most any standard. The Cat in the Hat TV show, however, is a great educational program for young children.
In addition to the big screen movies, many Dr. Seuss stories were first made into cartoons, which are pretty much directly adapted from the books without adding much additional dialogue or plot points. These cartoons have become classics and are available on DVD and some on Blu-ray as well. So, explore the world of Dr. Seuss with your kids and encourage them to read the books and then see the movies or have a movie party as a special treat for their reading accomplishments.