Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: It has just enough action, comedy and goofy characters to entertain the kids and keep most adults from getting bored.
DVD Features: The Lorax: The Trees! The Trees! The Voice of the Trees featurette: There is a Lorax in all of us! A voice of the trees! + 2 Dr. Seuss animated stories:; Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano ; Butter Battle Book
Featuring the voices of:
Danny DeVito ...
Ed Helms ...
Zac Efron ...
Taylor Swift ...
Betty White ...
Rob Riggle ...
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) is a 12-year-old hotshot who falls head
over heels for Audrey (Taylor Swift) and sets out on a quest from the
imposing walls of Thneedville to find her the mythical Truffula Tree,
the only one left of its kind. Along the way, his journey leads him
straight to the scary, prison-like home of the Onceler (Ed Helms) who
tells Ted a tale of pure greed and his part in it.
Once upon a time all the creatures living in the land, all the
gorgeous rainbow-colored plants, all the trees and flowers of the whole valley were wiped out, even as the legendary Lorax (Danny DeVito) tried in vain to stop it. Armed with this information and
the Lorax itself, Ted is determined to bring the Truffula Valley back
to its former glory in a pitched battle with current villain Aloysius
O'Hare (Rob Riggle), the town's number one polluter who pushes bottles
of "fresh air" for profit.
There is much for both kids and parents to love in The Lorax. It's a
sweet nostalgic trip for the older family members and is candy-coated
just enough for the kids. The voice cast delivers the lines of
screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio's smart adaptation with
pitch-perfect precision, with special kudos going to Ed Helms, Danny DeVito and
the wise old Granny voiced with gusto by the indefatigable Betty White.
Of course, it already has its critics. Political pundit Lou Dobbs has
called the film and its strong pro-environment message a pitch by
Hollywood liberals to help President Obama. Apparently he missed the
fact that Ted Geisel (Dr Seuss) wrote it in 1971. Election year aside, it's safe to say
whoever sees The Lorax will never look at a tree the same way again.