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The Lorax (2012)

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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.

Directors:

Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda (co-director)

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (based on the book by), Cinco Paul (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... The Lorax (voice)
Ed Helms ... The Once-ler (voice)
Zac Efron ... Ted (voice)
Taylor Swift ... Audrey (voice)
Betty White ... Grammy Norma (voice)
Rob Riggle ... Mr. O'Hare (voice)
Jenny Slate ... Ted's Mom (voice)
Nasim Pedrad ... Once-ler's Mom (voice)
Joel Swetow ... 1st Marketing Guy (voice)
Michael Beattie ... 2nd Marketing Guy (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell Dave B. Mitchell ... 1st Commercial Guy (voice) (as Dave Mitchell)
Dempsey Pappion ... 2nd Commercial Guy (voice)
Elmarie Wendel ... Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Danny Cooksey ... Brett / Chet (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Uncle Ubb (voice)
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Storyline

In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Meet the original force of nature. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ed Helms third Animated film, after Everyone's Hero (2006) and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). See more »

Goofs

When the young once-ler is throwing things out of his wagon at the animals behind him, the big bear is seen in two shots. Then, when the camera widens to see the angry animals, the big bear is walking up and is surprised to see his friends so angry. See more »

Quotes

Once-ler: You wanna know about trees? About what happened to them? They're gone.
[sadly]
Once-ler: It's because of me.
Ted: Huh?
[a Whisper-ma-Phone chutes down to Ted. Ted leans in to hear]
Once-ler: [shouts] IT'S BECAUSE OF ME!
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Crazy Credits

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." See more »

Alternate Versions

Freeform airings use the 2013 variant of the 2012 Universal Pictures logo without the 100th anniversary text. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Who's the New Who? (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hustle
Written by Van McCoy
Performed by Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc. and Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
This movie had the Lorax, but where was Dr. Seuss?
4 March 2012 | by HellspawnAliceSee all my reviews

This movie is fairly entertaining for children. However, it leaves very little for others.

I went to see The Lorax because I have always loved Dr. Seuss. However, next to following the basic story-line from the book, there was really no Dr. Seuss to be seen. At no point were the fun rhymes from the book used in the movie. In fact, there were no rhymes at all. The voice acting was decent and the graphics were fine. However, I saw very little advantage seeing it in 3D. If they had just included more Dr. Seuss and less pointless musicals, this movie would have been much better.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,217,070, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$214,030,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,840,316
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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