Here’s the first official trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s adaptation of the Dr Seuss children’s fable The Lorax and it’s looking pretty spectacular…we really don’t hear enough from The Polyphonic Spree.
From the director of Despicable Me, Chris Renuad, it features the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle and Ed Helms and tells the story of a boy searching for a real tree in order to win the affections of the beautiful girl next door. But to do so he must discover the story of The Lorax, a little fluffy orange fellow with a gruff temper who fights to protect his world and the trees within it.
As is the case in this hyper-sensitive world we live in the book has come under criticism, (no doubt the film will also come under fire), for being too dark, gloomy and pro-environmentalism, which is weird because to us it was always just a children’s story. The Lorax is slated for release in March of next year.
The Bippolo Seed & Other Lost Stories is a book which has been compiled by publishers Random House from recently unearthed material by cult American children’s writer and cartoonist Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.
The book won’t be out until September but you can pre-order on Amazon now. The book’s product description states:
It’s the literary equivalant of buried treasure! Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, they include “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga ” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash!); “Gustav the Goldfish” (an early, rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water); “Tadd and Todd” (a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins); “Steak for Supper” (about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner); “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision); “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back); and “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself).
(via The High Definite)