Over at the DG, I review "The Lorax.
Here's an excerpt:
"When I learned that a Lorax movie was in the works, I got really excited.
After all, who doesn’t love 'The Lorax'? The book, written by the great Dr. Seuss, was extremely popular at my old summer camp, and I used to read it to kids on a regular basis, along with 'The Stinky Cheese Man' and 'Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.'
'The Lorax' is a charming and fanciful story, but it is sadder and more serious than the other Seuss books that have been adapted for the big screen, such as 'Horton Hears a Who!' and 'The Cat in the Hat,' with an underlying message about the dangers of ecological catastrophe, and the importance of taking care of the earth.
In some ways, 'The Lorax' struck me as a potentially risky film. Would audiences really flock to a story about a weird little creature who warns about the dangers of cutting down all the trees?"
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