Dr. Seuss' The Lorax trailer isn't that bad
I wasn't that sold on the idea for another Dr. Seuss adaptation, after all the ones to date haven't exactly made a big impact, but the trailer for Dr. Seuss' The Lorax has revealed that maybe, just maybe, the film won't be as bad as I thought. Or to be a bit more charitable, it wouldn't be the same as previous Dr. Seuss adaptations.
After all it comes from two directors, Chris Renaud who directed Despicable Me, and Kyle Balda who has some excellent animation films to his animation credit. There's not a lot about the cast to get excited, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Ed Helms but there is Danny De Vito and Sébastien Buemi.
Yes, I said Sébastien Buemi.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax tells the story about the last remaining seed for a tree, the last one on Earth, after man has cleared the rest of the planet and is now living in a perfectly fabricated world of man-made-ness.
It's also the story of Ted who is trying to win the affections of Audrey, a girl who dreams of seeing something the world used to have, a tree, and so Ted goes outside of the city walls to try and find one, and when he does he discovers the truth about the city and about mankind. Plus he'll get the last seed and the girl, all thanks to The Lorax.
The trailer looks a lot of fun, and since it's coming from the same people behind Despicable Me, it looks fantastic too. The story telling hasn't been forgotten about though, if you watch the trailer you'll see exactly what I mean.