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The Lorax and I Cuddling {DVD Review!}

I rounded the corner toward the Expo Hall at BlogHer12 in NYC and saw this happy and familiar face, The Lorax. How could I not resist a hug and a cuddle? Totally thought he’d be shorter in person! 🙂

Perfect timing too, for this celebrity spotting – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is available today on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, & Digital Download! We recently got a copy for review, and though we had all seen the film in theatres on a family date night, it was great to see it again.

The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!

If you haven’t yet seen Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, the storyline is heartfelt, colorful, fun, full of music and all coming with an important message of protecting the environment. My kids adore this film, and it kept us adults’ interest as well. We have the book {circa 1972}, and love that another classic is on film!

Dr. Suess’ The Lorax also includes three new mini-movies including:

  • Serenade ~ Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
  • Wagon-Ho ~ Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
  • Forces of Nature ~ Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.

Other bonus features include:

  • Making of the Mini Movies — Go behind the scenes at Illumination Mac Guff to see the joys and challenges of continuing the characters’ stories in the dynamic format of the mini movie.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Seuss To Screen — A fascinating look into the translation of Seuss’ iconic style from book into the big feature film canvas.
  • Seuss It Up! — A great tutorial on how to draw the Lorax, a Humming-Fish and a Bar-ba-loot in the unique Seuss style.
  • Truffula Run — The player moves left and right to avoid obstacles while attempting to pick up berries with modes for easy, medium and hard. As difficulty increases, the player will have more obstacles to avoid.
  • “Let It Grow” Sing Along — Karaoke-style sing along to the end credit version of Let It Grow.
  • Feature commentary with co-directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda
  • Once-ler’s Wagon — While the Once-ler is away peddling his wares, the curious forest creatures have fun with his belongings. Users can select an item for the creatures to mimic or play with and then watch the adorable antics of all the forest friends.

Bonus features found exclusively on the Blu-ray include:

  • Get Out Of Town — In this game, the player must help Ted navigate through town on his scooter in order to make it to the Lerkim and meet the Once-ler. At the end of each level, Ted must solve an obstacle puzzle to advance to the next section. There are three levels and three puzzles to complete to win the game.
  • O’Hare TV — Watch the Lorax with hilarious commercial interruptions courtesy of O’Hare TV.
  • Expedition To Truffula Valley — Explore and navigate within the Truffula Valley to learn more about how the characters and creatures come to life.


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If you have The Lorax fans in your house, here are some free activity sheets. Just click and print!


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Make sure to check out www.theloraxmovie.com for all the latest news.

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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7 Comments

    1. Are your kids like mine and really adore the bonus material? I think sometimes it’s watched more than the movie – so worth it!

  1. Great photo with the Lorax! I loved this book and the message that it sends and can’t wait to watch the movie too.

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