Saturday, August 4, 2012

We Loved #TheLorax! The Blu-Ray/DVD Release is This Tuesday, 8/7 @TheLorax

The Lorax Cover

You Can Own The Lorax on Tuesday, August 7th

Buy it on DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital Dowload, Ultraviolet and Even in 3D!!**
  • To be Released on August 7th
  • Copyright - Universal Studios 2012 - All Rights Reserved
  • Rated PG for Brief, Mild Language
  • Feature Presentation  - 1 Hour, 27 Minutes 
  • Bonus Features (Including 3 Mini Movies)
  • English Language (English, French, and Spanish Subtitles Available)
  • Based on the Dr. Seuss Story The Lorax
  • Created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment
  • Featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White
  • Available Wherever Popular Movies are Sold (Prices Vary According to Format and Retailer)
  • Digital Download also Available
  • **3D Equipped Televisions are Required to Enjoy This Technology

When my boys were young, I loved reading them the story of the Lorax.  It was a fun rand memorable way to teach them that we are stewards of this beautiful planet.  One of our favorite parks had a large tree stump, and they would stand upon it, pretending to be The Lorax, reciting his lines from the book.

In the movie, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, the story picks up where the book left off.  If you haven't read it, never fear, all is revealed, a little bit at a time.

A brief synopsis of the book is this - a young man with a dream happened upon the most beautiful place on earth.  He built his fortune quickly using the rare and remarkable resources he found there, but was not mindful of the consequences.  He was also too busy counting his money to consider what he would do when those resources were gone.

Sadder still, he broke a promise in order to win the approval of of a person who's approval was not worth having.  That broken promise started a domino effect that left the once breathtaking land a dark and dreary place.

Left alone with his regret, the man grew old, looking out over the mess he had made as he wallowed in despair.

Enter Ted - a nice young boy, who is crazy about a girl named Audrey.  Little does he know that his efforts to impress her could possibly restore an entire ecosystem!  As he comes to know the Onceler, and hears his tale, his quest to win the girl becomes much more.

Ted also has the richest, (and most villainous) man in town determined to thwart his mission.  Luckily he has Grandma on his side.  Grandma is old enough to remember real trees and wants them back.  She is a fantastic ally to have.

The Lorax is a sweet, funny, and adventuresome tale.  Although a great deal of exaggeration is used to make the points, it is not overbearing, and the message is mostly positive.

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We also enjoyed the three mini movies.  When Barb-a-loots make mischief, they are even cuter, and The Lorax, in spite of his grumpy tone, is really a very lovable fellow.  These are included on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

The bonus features and additional content vary by format.  The details can be found by visiting The Lorax website.  You will also find videos, interactive features, photos and special offers.

Social Media fans can follow The Lorax movie on Facebook or on Twitter.