The Lorax coming to the big screen

News is out that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are joining forces to produce a new 3-D version of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax(warning: loud circusy music on that link!). From Variety:

“Though published in 1971, “The Lorax” has a timely “green” theme. It is narrated by a greedy entrepreneur who, despite warnings from the tree-loving Lorax, strips a forest of its stock of Truffula trees to manufacture clothing. The results are catastrophic as all the animals leave and nothing’s left.”

I loved that book, and it’s true that the green theme was before it’s time. With ever-increasing fears about global warming and environmental impacts the message of this book rings really true. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s just not.”
Via Variety

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