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Saturday 4p PST, tune into KFWB NewsTalk 980 AM Los Angeles for my exclusive interview with the Executive Producers/Writers of “The Lorax,” Cinco Paul & Ken Dario. These guys has so many interesting stories about the 4-year animation marathon creating this movie. You’ll also find out how Al Pacino lays down his vocals for the upcoming, “Despicable Me 2.”
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The Lorax is an affirmation that Hollywood’s feature film animation is getting better, smarter & more wondrous. I really enjoyed the movie. The world takes the soul of the much-loved Dr. Seuss book & transform wonderfully onto the big screen. The Lorax is a magical, beared creature tasked with protecting the trees of the forest. What an amazing message, written way back in 1971.
This is perfect family fare. Though there are a couple of songs in the film, this is by no way a full-blown musical. As a matter of fact, Ted (Zac Efron) & Audrey (Taylor Swift) who are both talented singers, do NOT sing a note in The Lorax. You will hear The Once-ler (Ed Helms) singing & playing guitar.
The heart of this story is a simple choice: Do we protect trees or bulldoze them? That’s the movie folks. There are some attacking the film stating it’s indoctrinating young people to think a certain way. It’s sad when 70-year old geezers get “preachy.” I could possibly agree with them if the movie was about starting a nuclear war, but it’s not. It’s about saving trees. What is so wrong with that?
The animation here is top-notch. Cinco Paul & Ken Dario are the writing team most trusted by Dr. Seuss’ spirited widow, Audrey Geisel. She’s in love with this movie version of The Lorax. I must admit, I am too. This is a perfect family film. The Lorax is Rated PG
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If you’d like to try your hand at animating The Lorax, check out this “How To Draw The Lorax” video below. Good luck!