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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 27, 2011.
Was this in theaters?
No, this is an animated TV special from the early 1970s.
Ok now I understand this. It is also a new movie coming soon. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/thelorax/
DR. SEUSS’S INSPIRING TALE ABOUT
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING NATURE
IS RELEASED IN A DELUXE EDITION and ON BLU-RAY™
FOR THE FIRST TIME
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
BY WARNER HOME VIDEO
BURBANK, CA (October 31, 2011) – Consumers will be inspired to “speak for the trees” after watching Warner Home Video’s (WHV) Deluxe Edition of Dr. Seuss’s delightful tale of The Lorax. This beloved animated classic TV special will be available on high-definition Blu-ray as well as the Deluxe Edition for the first time on February 14, 2012 and will retail for $24.98 SRP and $19.97 SRP respectively. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Deluxe Edition and the Blu-Ray will be sold in a Blu-ray combo pack which includes both the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the special, plus an Ultraviolet digital copy. Both releases will include all new EC including two bonus Dr. Seuss animated classics Butter Battle Book and Pontoffel Pock & His Magical Piano.
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is the classic TV special that tells the tale of how an enterprising but greedy villain named the Once-ler, strips a forest of its lush Truffula trees, bringing them to near extinction for the sake of profit.
The story begins with the Once-ler, a faceless businessman who lives alone in a sad, gray wasteland. He recounts how he first became obsessed with the Truffula trees’ potential to make him rich and how the Lorax, an endearing and wise little forest creature, tried to warn him that his greed was making him crazy.
It’s the Lorax’s job to “speak for the trees,” the wondrous Truffulas, that make up the beautiful forest in which various wildlife live, including Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans, the Humming-Fish and the Lorax himself. The Once-ler, bewitched by the beauty of the Truffulas, greedily chops them down so he can mass produce versatile garments, called “Thneeds” out of the Truffula’s colorful tufts. As the trees swiftly disappear, so do the Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans and the Humming-Fish. The wise old Lorax continuously warns the Once-ler but his words of wisdom are for naught as the “Thneed” business booms and the Once-ler is blinded by greed. What will it take for the Once-ler to learn his lesson? Will the Truffula trees become extinct or is there hope for regeneration?
“The Lorax is a beloved, classic TV special that features a beautiful story which delivers a very powerful message,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Dr. Seuss’s classics are timeless and engaging for viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring this moving story onto Blu-ray. It’s a must-have for anyone who appreciates a heartwarming, meaningful film.”
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