The Lorax (Deluxe Edition) 1972 NR

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The award-winning tale of The Lorax tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest.

Starring:
Eddie Albert, Bob Holt
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

The Lorax (Deluxe Edition)

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Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director Hawley Pratt
Starring Eddie Albert, Bob Holt
Supporting actors Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher, Scatman Crothers, Thurl Ravenscroft, Vivian Vance
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff M on July 10, 2012
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No, it is not the new version, that one comes out in August 2012 from what I just read in 30 seconds, and this one says release year 1972.

This one is an excellent movie, right down to the real reason we had such movies, to impress upon our youth the morals and life lessons that would serve them as they grow up (and tone down their bratty-ness while we tried to raise them ;). Wholesome viewing seems to be (greedily) replaced by so much, whatever is selling, such as; reality shows, snapping bones, all sorts of violence, as well Special FX and zero-heroes to replace a well done script. This is one example of what was good - watching a story unfold and feeling the connection that all kids (and even adults) have, and the ability to relate to, and appreciate; the values of right and wrong, and of course; wisdom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ranny Levy on March 19, 2012
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Warner's re-releasing the 1972 version of the classic (25 min) film based on Dr. Seuss' film is a plus for all of us. The story is timeless - the lesson of greed vs. environment. This version is narrated by Eddie Albert and stars Bob Holt as the voice of both The Lorax and The Once-ler. Our favorite images of the Truffula Trees and the Thneeds are all there. I remember when this was first released, at a time before Earth Day was celebrated and environmentalism was in its infancy. I highly recommend this film for any family DVD collection.

Here is what one of our youth critics have to say: The Lorax is a wonderful film based off of the beloved Dr. Seuss book. It shows the story of a greedy Once-ler who only thinks of himself and in his selfishness he destroys the Truffula trees. The Lorax, who speaks for the trees, tries his hardest to save the land and its inhabitance, but will his pleas be enough to stop the tyrant Once-ler? I enjoyed this film very much and I thought the cinematography was wonderful because it is exactly like the illustrations in the Dr. Seuss book. Being able to see the world through the creative eyes of Dr. Seuss is wonderful and now you can, better than ever, with the deluxe edition of The Lorax including an Ultra Violet copy of the movie. This movie delivers fantastic messages about caring for the environment and respecting the earth we live on. I like the Lorax character most because he stands up for the land and teaches that being greedy and self-centered leads to destruction. I loved all of the music in The Lorax and I especially liked the first scene when you see the land in all of its splendid glory. I give The Lorax 4 out of 5 stars for its strong messages and great classic entertainment. I suggest this film for ages 4 to 10. Raven D, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Kellogg on July 16, 2012
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This is the original version with the great 1970s animation that I remember watching in school as a kid. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's not at least as good as the new one- for what it's worth, the version has the better rating on rottentomatoes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 28, 2014
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I used this movie with my high school biology class during a discussion of evolution and asked them to find an example of each of the mechanisms of evolution (selection, mutation, migration, and genetic drift). It was a fun activity and a break from the usual routine.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William on April 11, 2012
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Thanks for the movie. we bought it for use with children that have some handicap issues, they love it and
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Now that the grandkids are old enough to watch, I can finally indulge in expanding my collection of favorites from my own childhood, now on DVD. No modern remake will ever top it!
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By Science60 on April 17, 2014
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My students loved the movie and the moral behind it. It worked well with my environmental unit and was great as an introduction.
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That is the very obvious moral in this story, Told in the traditional Dr. Suess rhyme. We are all guilty of over consumption, and the need to have what is the most new and improved, so much so we are depleting our natural resources. But, you don't have to be an environmental activist to understand the simple message that is being presented here.
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