He is the Lorax, the protector of trees, and he’s in theaters right now, in an animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic (also, happy Dr. Seuss day).
A 12-year-old boy 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.
The movie stars Danny DeVito as The Lorax, Ed Helms as The Once-ler, Zac Efron as Ted, Taylor Swift as Audrey, and a host of other recognizable names.
Did you see the movie? Did it stand up to the spirit of Theodor Geisel, or was this simply another pillaging of a property to make a fast buck?
Use the comment section below to share your thoughts, reviews, sass-talk, high praise, and anything else you would like to share about this movie.
A few weeks ago we got our first glimpse of what was coming from the latest Dr. Seuss animated movie. Today we get the full blown trailer for The Lorax.
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Because I can never get enough Dr. Seuss in my super-hero books.
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I’m particularly found of One Bit, Two Bite…
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via Ryan Dunlavey
I never really thought about it before, but plenty of the literary types have noticed the similarities between Grendel, the monster from Beowulf, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.
It must have occurred to Dr Seuss to bend this ancient story to his own use; to retell it as a picture book.Â I was thinking about the similarities between Grendel, the monster from Beowulf, and the Grinchâ€”even down to their names.Â What really struck me was the bit about how neither one could stand the sounds of civilization.
Following the links in the article offer up a couple of articles that attempt to tie the two classic tales together, and on this day, it makes for good reading.
via John Manders
The protector of the trees is being turned into a 3D film directed by Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio. Paul and Daurio are writing the adaptation of the Dr. Seuss The Lorax book.Â The tree hugging green themed book has seen its share of controversy since it was originally published in 1971, when the logging industry claimed it was an anti-logging book.Â It’s one of my favorite Seuss books, and I hope Paul and Daurio can deliver a script that stays true to the story.
The film is expected to hit theaters on March 2, 2012.