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Universal likes Lorax

07.29.2009

The prescient, environmentally conscious Dr. Seuss masterpiece, THE LORAX, is his latest work to be turned into a full length feature film. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are teaming up to bring the story to life in 3-D CGI.

Poised to direct is the trio(!) of Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, with Seuss vets Paul and Daurio (HORTON HEARS A WHO) writing the script. The film is due for a March 2, 2012 release to coincide with Seuss's birthday.

For all the childhood crap that gets adapted into movies these days, I have to admit I’m pretty excited about this project. THE LORAX scared the shit out of me as a kid, with the Once-ler ravaging the land of Truffula trees, and polluting the water and sky to the point where the place becomes a nightmarish wasteland.

The Lorax’s ultimate skyward exit and the cryptic message he left behind (UNLESS) was one of childhood’s greatest mysteries to me, until I was old enough to grasp the not-so-subtle message of environmental conservation Seuss was addressing thirty years before it was cool to do so.

Extra Tidbit: What other Seuss books had agendas behind them I didnít understand when I was six?
Source: Variety

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3:34PM on 07/29/2009
Yes, The Sneetches! Good idea.
Yes, The Sneetches! Good idea.
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3:25PM on 07/29/2009

SORRY

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3:25PM on 07/29/2009

Just glad it's not live action!

If you haven't seen Horton Hears a Who - do so - it's fantastic! The live action Seuss films miss the mark so bad - you just can't do a live action Whoville - it's more then just the wacky designs and goofy acting... when you see Horton, you'll immediately understand that the Seussian world MUST be an animated one.
If you haven't seen Horton Hears a Who - do so - it's fantastic! The live action Seuss films miss the mark so bad - you just can't do a live action Whoville - it's more then just the wacky designs and goofy acting... when you see Horton, you'll immediately understand that the Seussian world MUST be an animated one.
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1:49PM on 07/29/2009
Maybe I imagined it, but hadn't we even seen a teaser for this? Not footage, just an extremely basic teaser
Maybe I imagined it, but hadn't we even seen a teaser for this? Not footage, just an extremely basic teaser
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1:16PM on 07/29/2009

It's Seuss

It's not original, but at least it's not a remake. I'd rather them attempt a book adaptation than create a remake. The Land Before Time remake is likely on its way... "in 3D!!!" of course.
It's not original, but at least it's not a remake. I'd rather them attempt a book adaptation than create a remake. The Land Before Time remake is likely on its way... "in 3D!!!" of course.
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1:14PM on 07/29/2009

Bring it on

As long as it's anmated and stick to the closeness of the original source material, I'm game. I'm a big Dr. Seuss fan (I must admit I did like "The Grinch"))

The only bad news: I was expecting the next Dr. Seuss movie to be "The Sneetches". Guess I'll have to wait a few more year. Gosh darn it.
As long as it's anmated and stick to the closeness of the original source material, I'm game. I'm a big Dr. Seuss fan (I must admit I did like "The Grinch"))

The only bad news: I was expecting the next Dr. Seuss movie to be "The Sneetches". Guess I'll have to wait a few more year. Gosh darn it.
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12:57PM on 07/29/2009
Just because they own a Seuss Landing section in their theme park doesn't mean they have to go and turn this into a movie.
Just because they own a Seuss Landing section in their theme park doesn't mean they have to go and turn this into a movie.
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12:27PM on 07/29/2009
Wow.
Wow.
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