Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012

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3D CGI production of the classic tale from Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax". An environmentalist tries to save the forest from a greedy clothing manufacturer.

Starring:
Danny DeVito, Ed Helms
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White
Director Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 January 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White
Director Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 January 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White
Director Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 January 2013
Main languages English

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Yorke on 1 Aug 2012
Format: DVD
So we went to the cinema, with nothing on that we wanted to watch. Dr Seuss' The Lorax looked like an alright film, although the trailers and the title didn't appeal to us. Nevertheless, we went to watch it anyway.

At first, I thought it was going to have an extremely poor storyline that would drag on just to use up the 90-minute norm length for films these days. However, it was quite interesting. A boy, trying to impress a girl who wants to have a real tree (sorry, I forgot to explain that they are living in a highly polluted town where they have machines that produce clean air and where all the trees are either inflatable or mechanical). To get a real tree, the boy needs to go and find the only man who knows what happened to them (yes, I know, doesn't sound the best).

As the story develops, we learn more about just what happened to everything. It all builds up and the pieces of the puzzle slot together until you know the truth. It is entirely true that this story could be told in under 10 or 15 minutes, but the full 90 minutes include the tiny details. The town is very much alive and living, with song and dance throughout, but the people living there do not understand the importance of trees (as they follow the manufacturer of bottled air who is totally against the things that 'stick out of the ground, with no purpose and leave messy leaves all over the place').

The film also contains an aspect of humour - not too cheesy, just enough to keep you interested in the film whilst thinking about the true seriousness of it. Entertaining and well-thought, this film is great for the whole family, so see it now! Forget about the title that puts you off and the poor trailers. 9/10 and a big moral. Remember - UNLESS.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By BAZ316 on 7 Aug 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Better than it looks this one. It may not go down as a classic,but with a good message about things we really should care more about,this film does it's job well.
It's basicly about a boy trying to find a tree for a place that has none,the reasons given as the story goes on. It's well thought out with good voice overs and some really good songs,including a very catchy one near the end. I'm a grown man and i really got into the characters and liked what they were teaching,all this done with nice images and beautiful colours,good job.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bizzie on 28 Nov 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Had never seen this animated film - it's great, some of the songs are excellent - environmental message which isn't cloying; can't beat Dr Seuss; big hit with kids of all ages
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By k.b on 26 July 2013
Format: DVD
Children love this film and thats all that matters really.. its sad reality in a little colourful cartoon, its typical ott singing audience close and cringey for myself and elder children but youngest happy enough.. has a bit of charlie and chocolate factory to me bit where he dressed up in hat and long coat singing.. I do not regret buying it and happy to sit watch it again anytime really I would recommend for collection of films and something different from the usual
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Groovy mum on 7 Aug 2012
Format: DVD
Well went to the cinema me, hubby and both our kids who have never been before, well my 2 have never sat still for that long all 4 of us loved the film great mix for all the family and can not wait until it comes out on DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KT on 13 Sep 2013
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This is a really good film, the children enjoyed it again and again! A film all the family can enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lexie Devine on 10 Mar 2014
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This film is a film I wish more people would take to heart. the message is a good one and at the same time entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on 30 Dec 2012
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We got this film for our little boy who loves the lorax film, but we found that it was quite short and not as interesting as we thought it would be, but still, the little ones liked it, so that is the main thing.
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