Tuesday 25 October 2011

Dr Seuss' The Lorax

The images below first appeared yesterday as an exclusive on The Sun's website. now us mere mortals have the opportunity to show you the images.

I do love Dr Seuss' books but some of the films have been quite a let down. When The Grinch came out in 2000 I was overjoyed that they got it right. Then Hollywood tried to do The Cat In The Hat as a live action film and that failed totally - how do you translate a dozen pages into a 90 minute film? Answer - so badly that it got nominated for multiple Razzie awards! Not only that, and to add insult to injury,  the Seuss family has stated that there will be no more live action films based on his work.

Seuss works best as animation as you can get the characters exact and we then don't need to worry about getting them to interact with "real" characters.
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).
The Lorax is in UK cinemas from July 27, 2012

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