My girls love a good movie and anything from Dr. Seuss is very much appreciated. They wanted to watch The Lorax as soon as it arrived on our doorstep and they really enjoyed it.
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is the classic TV special that tells the tale of how an enterprising but greedy villain named the Once-ler, strips a forest of its lush Truffula trees, bringing them to near extinction for the sake of profit.
The story begins with the Once-ler, a faceless businessman who lives alone in a sad, gray wasteland. He recounts how he first became obsessed with the Truffula trees’ potential to make him rich and how the Lorax, an endearing and wise little forest creature, tried to warn him that his greed was making him crazy. It’s the Lorax’s job to “speak for the trees,” the wondrous Truffulas, that make up the beautiful forest in which various wildlife live, including Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans, the Humming-Fish and the Lorax himself. The Once-ler, bewitched by the beauty of the Truffulas, greedily chops them down so he can mass produce versatile garments, called “Thneeds” out of the Truffula’s colorful tufts.
As the trees swiftly disappear, so do the Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans and the Humming-Fish. The wise old Lorax continuously warns the Once-ler but his words of wisdom are for naught as the “Thneed” business booms and the Once-ler is blinded by greed. What will it take for the Once-ler to learn his lesson? Will the Truffula trees become extinct or is there hope for regeneration? “
Dr. Seuss’s classics are always engaging for children no matter what their age. Even my 1 1/2 year old loved this one! The Lorax is a must have for anyone who wants to enjoy a heartwarming story that is meaningful as well. Plus, who can resist all the fun rhyming and catchy songs that come along with everything Dr. Suess! Add Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD to your collection today and help your child learn the importance about preserving nature!
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