New on DVD: The Lorax Combo Pack (DVD + Blu-Ray)

The Lorax (Buy it on
Release Date: 8/7/12
Universal Studios

What Its About:
The Lorax opens in Thneedvillea town never depicted in the original book. Thneedville is an artificial place, made primarily from plastic. It sports inflatable trees, fast cars, and air quality so poor that the residents are forced to purchase bottled fresh air. In another new twist to the story, 12-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) discovers that his crush Audrey (Taylor Swift) wants nothing more than to see a long-extinct Truffula Tree, so he sets out to impress her by finding one. Since there are no real trees in Thneedville, Ted acts on the crazy stories of his grandmother (Betty White), venturing beyond the citys walls into the desolate wasteland to locate a mysterious creature called the Once-ler (Ed Helms). Here the story and animation begin to more closely follow the book. Ted discovers the grumpy recluse, who reluctantly begins to tell him a tale about a once-perfect landscape filled with beautiful Truffula Trees and cute frolicking animalsa landscape now decimated by one greedy young mans insatiable appetite for profit.

Our Take:
This is one of those crowd-pleasing movies that people of all ages can enjoy smaller kids love the animation and music, big kids love the story and humor, and adults appreciate it, too! It takes place in a time in the possible future where there are no trees anymore, due to the money-hungry leaders who decided it would be a great idea to manufacture and sell air. The message that we need to take care of our earth and stand up for what is right comes acrossin a fun and humorous way. The animation and scenery are gorgeous, and the movie goes at a fast enough pace that my 4-year-old was engrossed through the whole thing. We really enjoyed this Seuss movie and cant wait to see the next one!

Special Features:

  • 3 all-new mini movies (so cute!)
  • The making of the mini movies
  • Deleted scene
  • Seuss to screen
  • Once-lers Wagon
  • Games
  • Sing-A-Long

Watch the Trailer!

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Disclosure: The DVD above was provided to my family for us to keep in exchange for an honest review.