Movie News

New Photos from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

New Photos from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Back in September, we got our first look at Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” with a teaser poster in all it’s orange glory. Now, EW has given us our first look at another important character–the once-ler.

Appearing in the book when it was first published in 1971,the movie is told in flashback, and begins with a boy who lives in the dour, polluted world who goes in search of the aged Once-ler to find out how things went so wrong. (Zac Efron voices the kid in the film, named Ted after Dr. Seuss’ real name — Theodore Geisel.)

But the Once-ler goes from bad to good when he eventually prepares to chop down his first truffula tuft — which is used to make a garment called a Thneed. And if you’ve never read “The Lorax”, a thneed looks like a bizarre pair of longjohns and serves as a shirt, sock, glove, hat, pillow case, and bicycle-seat-cover. (Seuss explained that a Thneed was simply “a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need.”)

As the Once-ler’s need for Thneeds grows, more and more of the forest disappears beneath his Super-Axe-Hacker machine.

Head on over to EW to check out more about The Once-ler and see comparison shots from the film and the book and click on the thumbs below to see full-sized images of the characters.

“The Lorax” will hit theaters on March 2, 2012.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News

More in Movie News

pec

Teaser: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

AshSep 4, 2015
mahershala-ali

Luke Cage finds foe in Mahershala Ali

AshSep 4, 2015
narco

Netflix renews Narcos for season 2

AshSep 3, 2015
509950619TW010_GERARD_BUTLE

The Headhunter’s Calling nabs Gerard Butler to star

AshSep 3, 2015
selena gomez

Selena Gomez joins Neighbours 2

AshSep 3, 2015
arrow diggle

Another Arrow poster previews Diggle’s new costume

AshSep 3, 2015
Jason Momoa arrives at the world premiere of "Divergent" at the Westwood Regency Village Theater on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jason Momoa takes on action-thriller Braven

AshSep 3, 2015
spectre - Copy

New Spectre poster debuts

AshSep 3, 2015
killmethreetimes

Exclusive : Simon Pegg talks Kill Me Three Times – on DVD and Blu-ray Sep 9

Brooke CampbellSep 3, 2015