Now Is a Good Time for ‘The Lorax’

TheLorax_DVDof1972version.JPGThe 1972 movie of Dr. Seuss favorite The Lorax is newly released today on DVD by Warner Home Video. Tune in to KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions as we feature the DVD on today’s program. Raven Devanney, one of the KIDS FIRST! youth film critics in that program’s 2011 inaugural year and now the weekly show’s regular host, will share her review and some clips from the disc. Streaming on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel, episodes can be enjoyed, shared with friends, and re-enjoyed again.

The Lorax
1972 version (now available on DVD) reviewed by Raven Devanney

The Lorax is a wonderful film based on the beloved Dr. Seuss book. It shows the story of a greedy Once-ler who thinks only 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 inhabitants, 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 ultraviolet 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. RavenDevanney_180x250_1.jpg

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. Be sure to watch the new, 2012 animated Lorax film when it hits the big screen on March 2, and get the deluxe edition of the original 1972 Lorax in stores today!

Photos: The Lorax box art (top), Raven Devanney (bottom)

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