Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

March 2nd 2012
  • Animated/Family,
  • PG,
  • 94 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad, Joel Swetow, Michael Beattie, Dave B. Mitchell, Dempsey Pappion, Elmarie Wendel, Danny Cooksey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Renaud, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Debi Derryberry, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mona Marshall, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson, Claira Nicole Titman, Jim Ward
  • Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
  • Writers: Ken Dauiro, Cinco Paul
  • Producers: Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
  • Associate Producer: Robert Taylor
  • Executive Producers: Ken Daurio, Audrey Geisel, Cinco Paul
  • Art Direction: Eric Guillon
  • Editors: Claire Dodgson, Steven Liu, Ken Schretzmann
  • Music: John Powell
  • Production Design: Yarrow Cheney


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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Brief mild language
  • Production Budget: $70 million
  • Production Companies: Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures

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2012 Guide Analysis: "Illumination Entertainment, the company behind Universal's recent CG animated hit "Despicable Me", tackles another of Dr. Seuss works - the fourth such adaptation in the past decade and the second to be computer animated following Fox's "Horton Hears A Who".

This one deals with Ted (Efron), an idealistic young boy who lives in a completely artificial town and sets out to find a real tree. Along the way he learns the story of the Lorax (DeVito), a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Renaud, who also directed 'Despicable', helms the very colourful and visually luscious film which will be presented in IMAX 3D and actually seems to have a lot of charm rather than that slightly creepy vibe the previous film adaptations of Seuss works have generally exhibited. The casting of DeVito as the titular fur ball is enough to get me to see it."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 March 2012: Singapore
  • 9 March 2012: Poland
  • 15 March 2012: Russia
  • 16 March 2012: Estonia, Lithuania
  • 20 March 2012: Portugal
  • 23 March 2012: Norway, Sweden
  • 29 March 2012: Argentina, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand
  • 30 March 2012: Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Finland, Paraguay, Spain
  • 5 April 2012: Hong Kong
  • 6 April 2012: Netherlands
  • 13 April 2012: Turkey
  • 1 June 2012: Italy
  • 18 July 2012: Belgium, France
  • 19 July 2012: Germany
  • 27 July 2012: UK
  • 18 October 2012: Hungary