It’s time for more Seussical shenanigans in your local multiplex. Universal Pictures and Illumination Media have teamed up for The Lorax, based on the popular book by Dr. Seuss.
In a completely expected move, the film will be CG animated in 3D. It will hit theaters March 2, 2012.
While I was (just like everyone) a big Seuss fan as a kid, I think I missed this one. The story follows a wealthy businessman who, against warnings from the tree-hugging Lorax, rips down all the forest’s Truffula trees. As we learned in Fern Gulley: The Last Rainforest, this can only lead to bad things.
That’s right, everyone. We need to listen to the little Lorax and take steps to reduce our carbon footprints.
If they’re going to be adapting Seuss, I’m glad to see it will be in full-blown animation. Anything to avoid a repeat of the abysmal live-action The Cat in the Hat film.