Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dr. Seuss eco-tale 'The Lorax' hitting theaters in 3-D
'The Lorax', a Dr. Seuss story about the destruction of the environment, will be released as a 3-D animated feature in March 2012.
I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees! I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”
The Lorax is one of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories, a cautionary tale about a businessman who clears a forest of all its Truffula trees despite warnings from the tree-loving Lorax. Once the trees are gone, the Lorax and all of the other creatures leave, even the fish, and the former forest becomes a sad wasteland.
It’s a story about how greed can lead to the destruction of the environment, and it’s coming to a whole new audience in March 2012 as a 3-D animated feature from Universal Pictures and Illuminated Entertainment.
Co-directed by Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film’s March 2 release date falls on what would be the 108th birthday of Theodor Geisel, known to the world as ‘Dr. Seuss’.
While The Lorax is the only Dr. Seuss book with overt environmental themes — Geisel avoided writing anything with a clear moral — many of his books are thought to express his views on social and political issues. For example, Horton Hears a Who is an allegory for the American post-war occupation of Japan, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has an anti-materialism message. (COPYRIGHT © 2010 MNN HOLDINGS, LLC.)
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