Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Blu-Ray + DVD Deluxe Edition (Animated Version)
What Its About:
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.
Its the Loraxs 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 Truffulas 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?
Its hard to believe that The Lorax was originally an animated TV special in the early 1970s the picture on Blu-Ray is great! We enjoyed the story of course (LOVE Dr. Seuss!), and I was delighted to find out that the two bonus cartoons are The Butter Battle Book and Pontoffel Pock & His Magical Piano. I remember reading The Butter Battle Book with my dad when I was young, so that is a special one to me. 🙂 I recommend this one, its a great addition to your Dr. Seuss collection!
Watch a Clip!
Click here to watch a clip fromThe Lorax. 🙂
You can buy The Lorax at Amazon.com right now for $12.99! It retails for $19.97 regularly.
Disclosure: The DVD above was provided to my family for us to keep in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have given are 100% mine and were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.