The Lorax Movie [2012]

Hello Everyone,

thanks to the folks from OMY.SG and United International Pictures [UIP], Baby and I were invited to the preview of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the Shaw Lido Cinema and we were really privileged to have caught the movie because it was worth catching.

Some Background Information

The man behind the Lorax is Dr. Seuss or otherwise also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel and he was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books. He published 46 children’s books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books are The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

How The Lorax File Came About

The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and it was first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. As in most of Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. The book is commonly recognized as a fable concerning industrialised society and the danger it poses to nature, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in any of the story’s illustrations or in the television special) and the environment as The Lorax.

On March 2, 2012, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment released a 3-D CGI film loosely based upon the book. The release coincided with the 108th birthday of Seuss, who died at 87 in 1991. The cast includes Danny DeVito as the Lorax, Zac Efron as Ted, Ed Helms as the Once-ler, Rob Riggle as new villain O’Hare, and Betty White as Grammy Norma, Ted’s grandmother. Taylor Swift has also been cast as Audrey, Ted’s romantic interest.

Movie Plot

From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

How We Felt About the Movie and What We Liked About It

Although The Lorax is targeted at young children aged [probably] from 4-14 years old, we personally could identify with the movie because the story is kinda real, especially when we hear from the daily news report about how Mother Earth has been greatly affected by global warming and man-made pollutions. In fact, somehow after watching the movie, it made me more aware of the need for everyone of us to play our part in protecting our environment and I will personally see to it that I use environmental-friendly products from now on [seriously].  While this movie may not appeal to adults, I felt that it would be an excellent movie for some family bonding [especially for parents with young children or even for parents whom want to teach their children a thing or two about being environmentally-friendly] in a fun way. In addition, we really love the cute characters [especially the Lorax and the animals] and the various rhyming musical songs that’s still ringing in our heads. Well, if you’re looking for some light-hearted musical comedy-drama animated film, you might just want to check out The Lorax! Oh, and we caught the 3D version and we felt that the effects were just superb!

Baby posing with The Lorax!

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Having fun with the moustache that Baby made!

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