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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.

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