The Lorax Movie and Giveaway

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. The movie will premiere on March 2, 2012.

What I think about Lorax

I admit; The Lorax by Dr. Seuss was not my kids’ favorite book when they were young. I think it was too sophisticated for them to understand back then. And to prepare myself for this post, I read the book again the other day.

Boy, reading it again, it made me realize why (my) kids didn’t appreciate this book so much, as five year olds. The book is dark, Lorax was vague in demanding Once-ler to stop cutting Truffula trees, and ‘telling’ inhabitants to leave. And to a kid, I could only imagine how bullish he might seem. But as an adult and a greenie, I was disappointed that the mean and bullish Lorax was being portrayed as an “environmentalist”. But then, I wondered if he was being bossy and mean because he had ‘another’ agenda and really didn’t have the forest in mind.

Hopefully, the movie is brighter and more cheerful. And if the trailer is any indication, I hope it paints Lorax as a helpful and thoughtful and not so grim. It’s hard to tell what the movie will be like, based on the few minute trailer. But at least, the colorful, animated, and added story lines in the trailer seem to be more upbeat than the book.

Honestly, I wasn’t going to watch the movie but now that I read the book again, as a greenie, I am now curious to go see if the environmental message will be better delivered than the book. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see Betty White and Danny De Vito in a same film, even if they are just their voices? I’ll be the only adult watching the movie, without a kid.

Here is the trailer of The Lorax movie. See for yourself. And then, afterwards, let me know what you think about Lorax.

One (1) winner will receive:

  • $25 Fandango Gift card
  • Seventh Generation Green Clean Kit
  • Lorax T-shirt
  • Truffula Tree Pencil
  • Lorax Tote
    • Prize Pack valued at $80
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    • Prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures

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    55 comments
    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books along with Oh, The Places You'll Go!

    marci h
    marci h

    visited The Lorax Speaks tab

    marci h
    marci h

    ‘Like’ The Lorax on Facebook

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    can't wait to take my nephew to see this movie!

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I wish I lived in a big city that had a pre-screening... guess I'll have to check out the movie when it's released next weekend!

    Carolyn Gonzalez
    Carolyn Gonzalez

    I am a subscriber and I liked the Lorax on Twitter: carogonza

    Sheila K.
    Sheila K.

    I follow The Lorax on Twitter (@skkorman)!

    Sheila K.
    Sheila K.

    I like The Lorax on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

    Dinh
    Dinh

    Loved the movie! Saw it this morning. Super cute, great message, & music was fun & catchy!

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I love that seventh generation is partnering with this movie to promote it!

    The Wooden Bee
    The Wooden Bee

    Karen, the Lorax is one of our family's favorite books, and my daughters are two and five. We also like What was I scared of? It like the Lorax is on the darker side, but both have important powerful messages and are referenced all the time in our house. Thanks. I liked Lorax on Facebook - Bee Busby

    Jo
    Jo

    I visited The Lorax Speaks tab

    Jo
    Jo

    I follow The Lorax on pinterest as Jo Sue

    Jo
    Jo

    I follow The Lorax on twitter as @bvbabybv

    Jo
    Jo

    I liked The Lorax on FB as Jo Sue bvbabybv at gmail dot com

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I love the message this book tells!

    Marysa N.
    Marysa N.

    Visited the Lorax speaks tab, my daughter would love to upload her photo :) Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    Marysa N.
    Marysa N.

    Following the Lorax on Pinterest! (Marysa) Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    Marysa N.
    Marysa N.

    I follow Lorax on Twitter (Marysa1) Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    Marysa N.
    Marysa N.

    I am a facebook fan of the Lorax (Marysa N). Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I loved this book as a kid and I can't wait to hear Taylor Swift and Zac Efron's voices!

    Elena
    Elena

    I visited The Lorax Speaks tab!

    Elena
    Elena

    Follow on Pinterest as elena8

    Elena
    Elena

    Follow The Lorax on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

    Elena
    Elena

    I am a new e-mail subscriber. I like The Lorax on Facebook as Elena Istomina

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I love seventh generation products!!

    Sarah
    Sarah

    I visited The Lorax Speaks tab!

    Sarah
    Sarah

    The Lorax Twitter follower as @sarebstare

    Sarah
    Sarah

    The Lorax Facebook follower as Sarah B.

    Leah Baird
    Leah Baird

    I learned to speak for the forest to add the lorax picture to your profile to help save the forest. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

    Leah Baird
    Leah Baird

    Follow The Lorax on Pinterest username: lnb1191 name: Leah Baird lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

    Leah Baird
    Leah Baird

    Follow The Lorax on Twitter @lnb1191 lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

    Leah Baird
    Leah Baird

    ‘Like’ The Lorax on Facebook Leah Baird lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com email subscriber at above email.

    Jessica F
    Jessica F

    I'm excited for the movie! I like The Lorax on facebook and twitter!

    soulrole
    soulrole

    Followed on Twitter @SoulRoleEco

    soulrole
    soulrole

    You know,I have to agree with you Karen.I remember re-reading the Lorax as a young adult when many hippie friends seemed to think it had such a great message and I just wasn't feelin it .That said,I like them on Facebook ;)

    Tiffany
    Tiffany

    Liked The Lorax on Facebook and followed on Pinterest. Hoping for a bright and cheery movie myself. ;)

    Mary
    Mary

    Great post, Karen! I attended a private screening of the movie last night, and it was far more hopeful than the original movie/book. As a child, I was deeply disturbed by the displacement of the bi-pedal fish and the Barbaloots in their Barbaloot Suits. My takeaway was that the previous generation had destroyed the environment and it was all up to us children to fix it. That's a heavy load to carry! I love that Seventh Generation and HP (two of my favorite highly successful green companies) are not only sponsoring the movie, but have created educational programs to help people learn how they can take positive steps to support the environment. By the way, I use Seventh Generation products for all of my cleaning needs (except for the times I just use baking soda and vinegar), so I ‘Liked’ The Lorax on Facebook, followed The Lorax on Twitter and am now following The Lorax on Pinterest!

    GreenSteve
    GreenSteve

    I think that looks really great, not long now until it's out

    Rachel
    Rachel

    We love The Lorax book and can't wait for the movie! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

    Peter
    Peter

    I visited The Lorax Speaks tab to learn about how we can Speak for the Trees! The Brazilian Atlantic forest is home to 80% of Brazil's endangered species.

    Peter
    Peter

    I follow The Lorax on Twitter. -@PDuthoy

    Peter
    Peter

    I ‘Like’ The Lorax on Facebook. -PeterDuthoy

    Auriette
    Auriette

    I talked to the trees and changed my avatar on FB. Allison Cook