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The Lorax | 2012 | Zac Efron, Danny DeVito

Animated family fun. Zac Efron, Danny DeVito and Ed Helms lead the voice cast of Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Kyle Balda’s adaptation of Dr Seuss’ typically quirky ecological parable. Young Ted Wiggins (voiced by Efron) is in love with environmentalist Audrey (Taylor Swift) and wants to give her a special gift. He thinks a real tree would be just the thing, but they live in Thneedville – a walled city where absolutely everything (except its citizens) is made from artificial materials. Undeterred, plucky Ted embarks on a quest to find his love token. Along the way, he discovers the stories of the Once-ler (Helms) – the rapacious entrepreneur responsible for devastating the forests around Thneedville; and the Lorax (DeVito) – the orange, bewhiskered guardian of the forest who proved so ineffectual. Can Ted succeed where the Lorax failed? And will he find a tree for Audrey?

cast
Zac Efron as Ted Wiggins (voice)
Danny DeVito as The Lorax (voice)
Taylor Swift as Audrey (voice)
Ed Helms as Once-ler (voice)
Rob Riggle as Mr. Aloysius O’Hare (voice)
Jenny Slate as Mrs. Wiggins (voice)
Betty White as Grammy Norma (voice)
Willow Smith as Marta (voice)
Nasim Pedrad as Once-ler’s Mom (voice)
Joel Swetow as 1st Marketing Guy (voice)
Michael Beattie as 2nd Marketing Guy (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell as 1st Commercial Guy (voice)
Dempsey Pappion as 2nd Commercial Guy (voice)
Elmarie Wendel as Aunt Grizelda (voice)
Danny Cooksey as Brett / Chet (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky as Uncle Ubb (voice)
Chris Renaud as Forest Animals (voice)
Sherry Lynn as Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan as Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Angel as Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Bergen as Additional Voices (voice)
Debi Derryberry as Additional Voices (voice)

crew
Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Script: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Characters: Dr. Seuss

USA | 86 minutes | 2012

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