Friday, February 17, 2012

THE LORAX dvd review


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?

The Lorax is a beloved, classic TV special that features a beautiful story which delivers a very powerful message,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Dr. Seuss’s classics are timeless and engaging for viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring this moving story onto Blu-ray. It’s a must-have for anyone who appreciates a heartwarming, meaningful film.” 


Now I absolutely love Dr. Seuss especially now that I am a mom.  I simply love the messages Dr. Seuss always has to offer and The Lorax definitely has one ( and I love the rhyming!).  I am always thrilled when a Dr. Seuss classic is brought to the screen or dvd .  

My 3 children all love Dr. Seuss and they all loved The Lorax.  They really loved the bright colors which is always a hit in our household with all of us.  The greatest thing though was that all three of them got the message loud and clear.  We have watched the dvd several times now.  Something about Dr Seuss just makes you happy so we have to watch it more than once.

This movie is a must have for any movie collection and any Dr Seuss fan.  The movie is currently available where dvds are sold at mass retailers and online at for $  12.99.  So be sure to rush out and get your copy before its too late , then be sure to plan a movie date!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

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