We’ve seen some footage and images from Dreamworks’ adaptation of Dr Suess’ “The Lorax,” but now we are finally getting our first look at the official trailer for the movie. The film, which stars Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, and Betty White is a cautionary tale about the environment filled with cute creatures and the horrible Onceler.
There are some concerns that the film might detract from the original story’s message. I’m thinking it will probably be the opposite. My hope is that the fun of the story still remains and isn’t completely drowned out by the preachiness of the subtext.
“The Lorax” opens in 3D on March 2nd, 2012.
The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 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.
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 young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Ashley, 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).
As an added bonus, here’s the first attempt that was made to turn ‘The Lorax into a cartoon: