Building on the book, The Lorax is sure to excite not only children but, adults with fond memories of Dr Suess’ classics. The main character is a boy named Ted (voiced by Zac Efron), who lives in a plastic city, Thneedville, with synthetic tress and all. Ted isn’t bothered by the synthetic world in which he lives in, until he meets a girl, Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift) who dreams of having a real life tree. Ted wants to impress Audry who promises a kiss to the one who brings her a tree.
Ted sets off to find a real tree and comes across “The Once-ler” who has destroyed the world in which he lives in, yet chooses to stay and live within the polluted world in which he created. The once-ler also tells Ted the tale of the Lorax who speaks for the trees. Of course along the way there is your classic villain, O’Hare, who tries everything to prevent Ted from getting a real tree.
For me the film lacked some classic Dr. Suess essence, but was still one for the collection. I think the undertone that caused some conflict between environmental concerns and capitalism went above my kid’s heads and they enjoyed it for what it was to them. An animated musical, they were able to view in 3-D from the comfort of their living room. I may have had a different view, but had no issue with my kids viewing this PG movie.
The DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack will also include three brand new mini-movies including:
Serenade - Two Bar-ba-loots -- one love shy and the other suave and confident -- battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
Wagon-Ho - Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
Forces of Nature - Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.
Forces of Nature - Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature
Also worth a mention if you, like I, are a fan of games like Draw Something or Words With Friends, by Zanga - Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will appear for one week as a subject to be drawn in Draw Something. Players will also be provided a free Dr. Suess’ The Lorax color palette, typically earned through credits or purchased by the player, to be used in all game play. Additionally, Words With Friends will feature special Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax words to play during this promotion to benefit local schools across the United States. In-game prompts in both games will encourage players to go to www.loraxsweeps.com for chances to win gift cards and other special prizes including Dr. Seuss books to be donated to a school of their choice.- (C) Universal
*Color pack only available for one week beginning on 8/7
Buy It: Purchase The Lorax on BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK or and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack as of August 7th, 2012 where videos are sold.
Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Rating: PG for brief mild language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
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