When The Lorax arrives in theaters as a 3D animated movie, the voice of the one who speaks for the trees might sound a little familiar. USA Today reports that Danny DeVito has been cast as the tree hugging Lorax, with Zac Efron as Ted, the young boy who learns of the way things used to be.
Betty White will play Ted’s grandmother, who tells him of the colorful world that used to be. Another new character is the girl Ted loves, Audrey (another homage, this one to the author’s wife), who dreams someday to see a real forest, not just the fake plastic trees that dot their devastated landscape.
I really like the previous animated version of the Lorax, and providing the studio remains true to the book, and doesn’t try to drastically change the story like they did with Horton Hears a Who, then all shall be well with the world.