The Lorax

Rated PG 86 minutes 2012

Hypocrisy on an epic scale, this computer-animated feature turns the Dr. Seuss classic about corporate greed into a multimillion-dollar toy commercial. The movie pays lip service to the book's environmentalist message, but its real agenda is creating another Shrek-style merchandising juggernaut. Instead of Seuss's sweet nonsense we get smug pop-culture references and feeble one-liners; the songs, which sound like extended radio jingles, make the movie even more of a slog. Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) directed; with the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, and Zac Efron.

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Director: Chris Renaud

Producer: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Audrey Geisel, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul

Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad, Joel Swetow, Michael Beattie, Dave Mitchell, Dempsey Pappion, Elmarie Wendel, Danny Cooksey, Stephen Tobolowsky and Chris Renaud

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