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This is one of my sons favourite films, he's only two so does like to ...
on 24 October 2016
This is one of my sons favourite films, he's only two so does like to go between watching different things but he often asks to watch this as he loves the song at the beginning! He dances and sings and just gets so excited about it but then he will sit down with me and cuddle in to watch the rest of the film, that meaning I too have seen this film way too many times!
~ What is it? ~
This is a film based on Dr Seuss book The Lorax.
It begins with an introduction to the film by the Lorax and then opens into a musical beginning. The song is really upbeat and pretty much shows us the town - Thneedville that the film is set around. It's a town with no trees, where the residents have to buy fresh bottled air from Aloysius O'Hare who has become a Zillionaire from this!
As the film moves on we see Ted who wants to find out about trees and the story carries on from there with Ted defying Aloysius O'Hare to find out everything he can about trees.
~ My thoughts ~
This is quite an enjoyable film I will admit. It's nice and bright and has lots going on to keep you interested throughout, my son love the songs although my 10 year cringes now as soon as the Lorax starts to speak and exclaims with exasperation ' Not again!!!' (how does he think I feel!)
There's a little love story going on through the film and I just find it all really lovely.
I quite like this film, not as much as my son of course but it is a good watch.
It has a good star cast and you can tell as it comes across very well, it's well portrayed and well played out.
~ The cast ~
Zac Efron as Ted Wiggins
Danny DeVito as the Lorax
Ed Helms as the Once-ler
Taylor Swift as Audrey
Rob Riggle as Aloysius O'Hare
Betty White as Grammy Norma, Ted's grandmother
Jenny Slate as Mrs. Wiggins, Ted's mother
Nasim Pedrad as the Once-ler's mother.
Stephen Tobolowsky as Uncle Ubb, the Once-ler's uncle.
Elmarie Wendel as Aunt Grizelda, the Once-ler's aunt.
Danny Cooksey as Brett and Chet, the Once-ler's brothers.
Additional voices were provided by Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Debi Derryberry, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mona Marshall, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson, Claira Nicole Titman, and Jim Ward
Everyone voices the parts very well and the characters come to life on the screen.
I enjoy it (sometimes)!