The Lorax

{4.5/5} “You do know that you are talking in rhyme, don’t you?”

The Lorax, released in 2012

The Once-ler cut down a tree to make a thneed. People loved the thneed and they wanted more. The Lorax spoke for the trees — after speaking with him, the Once-ler promised he wouldn’t cut down any more trees. And technically he didn’t — but his family did. They cut down trees until there were none left. In the new town of Thneedville there was not a single real tree — and young people didn’t even know what they were.

This animated musical is based on the Dr. Seuss story.

It’s message heavy, but it’s a good message — trees (and, by extension, the environment) are important.

It’s very funny — I liked it a lot. The songs are terrific.

Stars the voices of Taylor Swift, Betty White, and Danny DeVito. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 2) and Kyle Balda (Minions). The playful music is by John Powell.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it (although I may not have seen the entire movie the first time).

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