Friday, March 9, 2012

Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax Cartoon Animation 3D Wallpaper

This Friday sees the arrival of Dr Seuss' The Lorax from the curators of Despicable Me, as part of our continuing family film programme. So Dr. Seuss' grumpy forest-dwelling critter comes to life in this funny, touching and beautifully animated adventure. Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. Outwitting the powerful Mr O’Hare to leave the plastic village of Thneed-Ville for the first time, he tracks down the elusive Once-ler and discovers the incredible story of how The Lorax failed to save the forest from destruction many years ago. Entrusted with the one remaining Truffala Tree seed, Ted faces a race against time to plant the tree in the centre of town before Mr. O’Hare confiscates it. Infused with bright colours and catchy musical numbers, you can’t help but leave the cinema with a smile on your face.

The actors behind the animated characters include the famous Danny DeVito as The Lorax, Zac Efron as Ted, who is trying to win the heart of Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift).  This film really captures the 'Seuss-ness' which has been missing from previous adaptations.

The Lorax, obviously, is all about the environment. But, unlike most environmental films, this one isn't too preachy. Mostly. See, The Lorax is first and foremost a children's movie. The animation, done by Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me), is nice and colorful. The animals are all really cute and funny. There are a handful of big musical numbers that are surprisingly good (Though, oddly enough, famous singer Swift never sings a note in this film). Your kids will love this movie, like they probably loved Despicable Me. And, if they are learning about the environment, then all the better.
    But, the film does have it's share of problems. The environmental message of the book is dumbed down just a little bit for the little'uns in the audience. Plus, while the film is often funny and the cast is all good, I don't really have much else to say about it. The Lorax is a movie that comes and goes and leaves very little left in it's wake. I'm not terribly interested in a sequel and I can't say I'd even be up for re-watching this one again. There's just not much too The Lorax. I literally don't have anything else to say about it. Oh, wait. Taylor Swift did a surprisingly good job acting for someone whose only other role was in Valentine's Day.

Your kids will love Dr.Seuss's The Lorax. The animation's bright, the jokes are funny, the music is loud and the animals are cute. For the adults though, The Lorax does offer much. The acting's good, especially by Swift, but the book's message is a little watered down and the movie just isn't that memorable.

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