REVIEW: THE LORAX
OVERVIEW: The colorful and captivating world of Dr.
Seuss bursts onto the screen as never before on August 7, 2012 in the hilarious
and captivating adventure, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax from Universal Studios Home
Entertainment. Available on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
-- both featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™ so you can watch it anytime,
anywhere -- Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is non-stop family fun that includes three
delightfully entertaining mini movies not shown in theaters, available only on the
Blu-ray™ Combo Packs. The film will also be available on DVD and Digital
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax transports viewers into a fantastical landscape imagined by
Dr. Seuss and vividly brought to life by Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed
filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). Directed by Chris
Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay adapted by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul
(Despicable Me, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) from the 1971 children’s classic, the
film is an imaginative journey that begins in the town of Thneedville, where a boy
searches for the one thing he knows will win the heart of his dream girl. But in
order find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the often grumpy but
loveable protector of Truffula Valley, in an exciting adventure filled with comedy
and heart that USA Today’s Claudia Puig calls, “The right blend of funny, silly, and
One of the best-selling children’s book authors of all time, Theodor “Dr. Seuss”
Geisel created more than 40 cherished books that have been published in 95
countries and 17 different languages, selling more than half a billion books
worldwide. The Lorax, which Geisel named his favorite work, is included on the
“Educator’s All Time Top 20 List of Children’s Books.”
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Combo Packs contain a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy
of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, Android (or select
online retailers), as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way
for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and
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The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually
spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will
do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his
dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the
Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the
voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob
Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DD DVS 2.02, Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French
DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
Serenade -- Two Bar-ba-loots -- one love shy and the other suave
and confident -- battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart
with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and
Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
Forces of Nature—Determined to scare The Once-ler out of
Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous
forces of nature.
MAKING OF THE MINI MOVIES—Go behind the scenes at Illumination
Mac Guff to see the joys and challenges of continuing the characters’ stories
in the dynamic format of the mini movie.
SEUSS TO SCREEN—A fascinating look into the translation of Seuss’ iconic
style from book into the big feature film canvas.
SEUSS IT UP!— A great tutorial on how to draw the Lorax, a Humming-Fish
and a Bar-ba-loot in the unique Seuss style.
TRUFFULA RUN—The player moves left and right to avoid obstacles while
attempting to pick up berries with modes for easy, medium and hard. As
difficulty increases, the player will have more obstacles to avoid.
“LET IT GROW” SING
ALONG— Karaoke-style sing along to the end credit version of Let It Grow.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH CO-DIRECTORS CHRIS RENAUD &
ONCE-LER’S WAGON— While the Once-ler is away peddling his wares,
the curious forest creatures have fun with his belongings. Users can select
an item for the creatures to mimic or play with and then watch the adorable
antics of all the forest friends.
GET OUT OF TOWN—In this game, the player must help Ted navigate
through town on his scooter in order to make it to the Lerkim and meet the
Once-ler. At the end of each level, Ted must solve an obstacle puzzle to
advance to the next section. There are three levels and three puzzles to
complete to win the game.
O’HARE TV— Watch the Lorax with hilarious commercial interruptions
courtesy of O’Hare TV.
EXPEDITION TO TRUFFULA
VALLEY—Explore and navigate within the
Truffula Valley to learn more about how the characters and creatures come
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