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The Lorax (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  2 March 2012 (USA)
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A 12-year-old boy 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.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Lorax (voice)
The Once-ler (voice)
Ted (voice)
Audrey (voice)
Grammy Norma (voice)
Mr. O'Hare (voice)
Ted's Mom (voice)
Once-ler's Mom (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ...
1st Commercial Guy (voice) (as Dave Mitchell)
Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Brett / Chet (voice)
Uncle Ubb (voice)


In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,217,070 (USA) (2 March 2012)


$213,949,505 (USA) (20 July 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the characters are throwing money toward the Once-ler when they begin to love his invention, the money has the Mayor of Whoville's face on it. See more »


When the family is playing a scrabble type game, Grandma has the letters LORXBRA, later in the movie she has the letters LRXBRA without playing her turn. See more »


Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
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Version of The Lorax (1972) See more »


Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)
Written by Christopher Stewart (as Christopher "Tricky" Stewart), Ester Dean, Cinco Paul, John Powell and Aaron Pearce
Produced by Christopher Stewart (as Christopher "Tricky" Stewart)
Performed by Ester Dean
Courtesy of Zone 4/Interscope Records
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User Reviews

The Lorax: Kid Friendly and Enjoyable for All
25 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Yes, the fact that Taylor Swift's voice was featured maybe did add and extra bonus for me (I'm a huge fan) but it also made me think. It made me think about how kids are the future, we are the world and if we don't do anything, nothing will change. It will only grow worse. And this is why I think the movie sends the huge message. Not only was it funny, it made you think. And that's the whole point. Kids will make the future.. So know what you want to do and do it. Just like Ted. Be the person you want to be. Dr. Seuss may not be here now, but it doesn't mean we can't listen to what he's written. We can change the world.

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