Friday, March 2, 2012

Movie Monday: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

Okay, so don't run to check you calendars, you're not going crazy or time travelling...I was a little under the weather this week, so today's Movie Monday is really Movie Thursday. Sorry, friends!

The thing is, I'm so excited about this week's post too! Growing up with Dr. Seuss, I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming film adaptation of his classic children's book, The Lorax.

 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is brought to us by the geniuses behind Despicable Me, which was ah-maze-ing BTW!

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

The movie has more stars than there are in the heavens, but more on that later. First, a little book info for those of you who may not have read or heard of The Lorax:

Book Info: (Goodreads)

When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment.

In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.


“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

Seuss' message has never been more pertinent than it is today. Taking care of our environment is obviously not a new concern, but with each passing year it becomes more pressing than ever before.

Movie Info: (IMDb) Release Date 3/2/12

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

Writers: Ken Daurio (screenplay), Dr. Seuss (book)

Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito

(Not to mention: Ed Helms, Betty White (love her!), Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Stephen Tobolowsky)

A 12-year-old boy 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.

The movie is being released to coincide with Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd. (Nice touch, non?)

Also, Amazon is currently holding the "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" Movie Sweepstakes" where you could win a Kindle Fire and a $2000 Amazon gift card (wow, I could buy a million books with that!). Hurry over before March 4th to check it out!

For your viewing pleasure, here's the gorgeous trailer:


Next Week: John Carter

What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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