A new trailer for Universal’s upcoming adaptation of Dr Seuss’ “The Lorax” has surfaced online. It features a brief introduction by Danny DeVito who voices the Lorax. The family animated adventure also stars the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms and Betty White.
I’m not sure how I feel about the film yet. It looks great but it also has taken an artistic turn and it deviates drastically from the original story. Although that’s perfectly understandable since the original story probably wouldn’t make a good featured film. The new trailer gives us a better idea of the new story about what a boy would do for love. I just hope that when all’s said and done, the story’s original environmental message doesn’t get lost or glossed over.
“The Lorax” is to hit theaters March 2nd 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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).