Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Starring: (voices) Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White
Genre: Animation/Family/Fantasy

The Lorax is set in the walled-in city of Thneedville, where everything is artificial. 12 year old Ted (Zac Efron) sets out on a mission to acquire a real tree, to win the affections of the girl of his dreams, Audrey. He travels out of town to visit the Once-ler, and attempts to undo the devastation the Once-ler caused when he ignored the protests of the Lorax and let his greediness reign. However, the Mayor of Thneedville is hell-bent on stopping Ted, since his profits are based on exploiting the city's environmental collapse.

The characters are brought to life by great voice work from the cast, and fantastic computer-animation. The hair on these characters, in particular, is just amazing. The film is colourful and just gorgeous to look at. This is one of those movies where hubby and I were just as entertained as our four year old son. A great film, that also comes with a strong environmental message, and a good one to see as a family.

Fun Facts: 12 year old Ted is named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss's real name. And Audrey (played by Taylor Swift) is named after Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss' wife. (source: wikipedia)

Did you catch this one at the cinema?

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