Who doesn’t remember Dr. Seuss from their childhood? We all loved our Dr. Seuss books growing up: Green Eggs and Ham, Thing 1 & Thing 2, The Grinch and many others. And now Dr. Seuss brings to us another positive treasure about saving the environment-The Lorax.
Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” is one of the biggest money makers of 2012. The 3D animated film took in $70.7 million dollars during its debut this weekend, the highest so far this year.
The movie is based on the classic Dr. Seuss book, which has delighted readers since it was published in 1971, and boasts an all-star cast.
Zac Efron plays the voice of Ted, a 12-year-old boy trying to impress a girl named Audrey, played by Taylor Swift.
The film also stars Rob Riggle, Betty White and Danny DeVito as the Lorax, a small orange creature who protects the trees from the greedy Once-ler, played by Ed Helms.
According to Efron, “The Lorax” is more than just a family-friendly entertainment.
“Dr. Seuss was so ahead of his time. I think the important message here is that there’s always more that you can do,” he said. “All it takes is just the absolute smallest thing to help.”
Did you know…
“The Lorax” opened March 2, which would have been Seuss’ 108th birthday.