First trailer for The Lorax brings the beautiful world of Dr. Seuss to life!

Check out the first ever trailer for Dr. Seuss' preservationist story, The Lorax. Already you can see how the movie has taken a lot of liberties with the original story, but one thing remains intact — The Lorax himself, who is voiced by Danny DeVito. He speaks for the trees!


If you're not familiar with the original here's the general rundown the little boy you see in the trailer meets the Once-ler (the lanky fellow with green gloves voiced by Ed Helms) who needs to chop down a whole forest of trees to make and peddle his invention, the theed! The Lorax, who speaks for the trees, clearly doesn't want this to happen. There are no teen love connections in the original, but clearly this has been added to flesh out the story past 30 minutes.

While the changes make us nervous, you can not deny the astounding color work and design displayed in this trailer, the homes are so delightfully Suess-ian! Fingers crossed this movie makes us all a little Loraxy when it hits next year, sometime in March.

Here's the official description:

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted's dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O'Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted's wise Grammy Norma.



A lot of liberties indeed. They've kept the names of a few characters, a plot point or two, and then crammed in multiple semi-loads full of Hollywood cliche'd plots. At this point there's less of the original story than there is of filler. There's also no reason (in my mind) to go see this; if I want gorgeous animation I'll watch something that has both that and an original story.