Lorax Lores Environment-Lovers


Jose Moreno

The Lorax is an animated children’s fantasy, musical film. Both the book and the film are still well-liked till this day.

Jose Moreno, Reporter

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

The Lorax is a film, released in March of 2012, based on the book written by Dr. Suess, which was first published in 1971.

The Lorax is an animated fantasy and comedy musical film, filled with curious and interesting characters, mixed in with colorful and colorless parts of their world. It’s plot also has a big meaning on how people treat the environment today and how the world may end up if people don’t take a stand.

The film is about a twelve-year-old boy named Ted who lives in a town known as Thneedville, a walled city that lacks any type of nature, such as flowers and trees. Ted has a big romantic interest in a girl named Audrey, and he would like to win her heart. To do so, he must find what Audrey most desires, which is a Truffula tree. To acquire the tree, Ted must find out what had happened to all the non-present trees, so he leaves Thneedville in search for the Once-ler, the one person who knows what happened to the trees.

Ted later finds the Once-ler, who agrees to tell him the story of the trees in multiple visits. The next time Ted tries to leave Thneedville, the greedy mayor Aloysius O’Hare pressures Ted to stay in town, but Ted continues to visit the Once-ler. Many visits later, the Once-ler gives Ted the last remaining Truffula seed in hopes that he can regrow the forest and inspire others to take care of the trees.

Ted then returns home to plant the seed, when he was spotted by O’Hares city surveillance. Ted then is chased by O’Hare to the center of the town, and O’Hare persuades the citizens against Ted. Ted knocks down a section of the city wall using an earthmover, revealing the contaminated wasteland of the environment. The crowd turns on O’Hare, and the seed is finally planted. After time passes, the land begins to recover, new trees and animals begin to appear, and the Once-ler reunites with the Lorax.

I really enjoyed watching this movie; it’s plot was very well done. It made me think on how we, as humans, treat our environment, and how we can do better to solve those problems. Overall, I would definitely recommend this movie to those who have an interest in animated fantasy, musicals, and comedy movies.