Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax hits the big screen today, with Archive Interviewee Danny DeVito starring as the voice of the Lorax, a furry little fellow who fights for the forest. The film also stars the voice talents of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, and fellow Archive Interviewee Betty White as Grammy Norma.
The Lorax is based on Dr. Seuss’ children’s book of the same title, first published in 1971. It tells the story of the Once-Ler, a greedy creature who chops down Truffula trees for a profit-making venture; angers the Lorax, (the self-proclaimed protector of the trees), and subsequently leaves the forest barren. Ed Helms provides the voice of the Once-Ler in the film, and a love story between characters Ted and Audrey, voiced by Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, is an addition to the original story.
Watch the trailer for The Lorax: