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FILM FREAK MOVIE TALK SHOW PODCAST 3.2.12 PART 1

Leo interviews the Executive Producers/Writers of “The Lorax” Cinco Paul & Ken Dario. Find out about The Lorax controversy & how this 4-year animated marathon made its way to the big screen.  These guys are amazingly cool & tell very good stories!
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The Lorax Exec Producers/Writers Ken Dario & Cinco Paul

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 Movie Review

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!

 



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