In a world where everything is man-made and nature has just become a memory, 12-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) is determined to find a real Truffula tree to impress the girl of his dreams (Taylor Swift).
Based on the classic children's book, this beautiful animated adaptation is charming, funny, and, unfortunately, timely. With Danny DeVito voicing the iconic title character, the movie will appeal to audiences of all ages, and will inspire the next generation to heed Dr. Seuss' cautionary message: "Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing's going to get better--it's not." Surprisingly enough, this movie just may have the power to change the world.
This movie is intended for older children.
Younger preschoolers may not understand all the details of the story but it's never too young to encourage children to respect and take care of nature. Five-year-olds will love all the animal characters--the adorable bears, the singing fish--and will feel personally invested when they lose their homes and have to move because all of the trees have been chopped down.
Kids in this age group will be fascinated by the Lorax, who has so much personality for such a little creature. They'll crack up when everyone is singing about the trees "let them grow" except for businessman O'Hare who sings "let them shrivel, let them die," but they'll be ready to plant their own trees after leaving the theater. They may also still be singing the catchy songs that are fun and clever rather than cheesy.
Although tweens may think they're too old for Dr. Seuss, many of them will still have a soft spot for the story they grew up on. Because the movie manages to focus on humor rather than become preachy, older kids will find much food for thought in O'Hare's corporate greed and his success in selling air because his advisors assure him “if you put anything in a plastic bottle, people will buy it.” They'll also admire Betty White as Ted's spunky and smart grandma who sets him off on his journey.
The Combo Pack comes with Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet™ and digital versions of the movie. The DVD includes three exclusive mini-movies, a "Let It Grow" Sing Along, a tutorial on drawing Seuss-style, a "Seuss to Screen" segment and a couple of games. The Blu-ray adds another game, an in-depth look at Truffula Valley and "O'Hare TV."