Preview: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012)


Dr. Seuss' strange and wonderous story about a young boy trying to capture an older girl's heart by finding the one thing she's always longed to see: trees.

  • Poster: B-


Sometimes the most innocuous poster with the most simple design works the best. It's cute and eye-catching and anyone who's seen the trailer will appreciate it more.

  • Trailer: B; B+


Dr. Seuss has been dead for many years, but not before he created this anti-technology sci-fi piece about the dangers of eliminating nature from our daily lives. Apart from the environmentalist bent to the film, it looks to have all the earmarks of a popular children's film with plenty to please adults as well. The music selection is particularly engaging and I have seen this in both 2D and 3D and I can't say there's any reason to see it in 3D at this point.

Getting us more into the story should help bolster attendance as before, it looked like a lame trifle for children. This trailer at least makes it look like it could have some fun for adults.

Oscar Prospects:

An 85th Oscars Animated Feature contender for certain.

Release Date:

  • March 2, 2012