Cast & Credits:
Release Date: March 2, 2012 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Screenwriter: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Starring: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Betty White
Genre: Adventure, Animation
MPAA Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Runtime: USA: 94 mins.
Official Website: http://TheLoraxmovie.com
- Categories: Animation | Fantasy | Adventure | All
From the creators of "Despicable Me" and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature "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 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.
Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted's dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O'Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted's wise Grammy Norma.
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment ("Despicable Me," "Hop").
The characters of Ted and Audrey are named after Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel) and his second wife Audrey Geisel.
Danny DeVito will also be the voice of The Lorax for the Spanish and Russian dubbed versions.
This will be the first film to feature Universal's 100th Anniversary logo.
Unlike the original book, the Once-ler is shown fully in the story as a human. Executive producer Christopher Meledandri said of the change, "The minute you make the Once-ler a monster, you allow the audience to interpret that the problem is caused by somebody who is different from me, and it ceases to be a story that is about all of us. Then it's a story about, 'Oh I see, the person who led us into the predicament is not a person. It's somebody very, very different.' And so it takes you off the hook."