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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax


Mar 01, 2012

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Aug 06, 2012

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Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda


Zac Efron
Taylor Swift
Danny DeVito
Ed Helms
Betty White
Rob Riggle


2012 Universal Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

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Audrey (voice of Taylor Swift) is in love with trees. And Ted (voice of Zac Efron) is in love with Audrey. Because there are no trees anymore, Ted decides to impress Audrey by trying to find out what happened to the amazing plants -- which means talking to The Once-ler (voice of Ed Helms), the only creature that might know.

Content Details

Why Is Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Rated PG?

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is rated PG for brief mild language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax...

Violence: The film contains numerous depictions of slapstick and cartoon-like violence. A man is knocked over when a large inflatable explodes. A tween is almost injured by abandoned axes. Characters are kicked, slapped, hit on the head, smacked with objects, threatened, shocked from static, punched, and put in peril. Animals are exposed to environmental toxins and enticed with junk food.

Sexual Content: A boy imagines kissing a girl. Later she pecks him on the cheek.

Language: Some mild name-calling is included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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The directors and screenwriter of this animation also worked together creating the movieDespicable Me. Dr. Seuss penned the stories behind these films: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (the 1966 animation), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (the 2000 live-action version) Cat in The Hat and Horton Hears a Who.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

QC G For Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax...

Home Video Notes: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Release Date: 7 August 2012

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax release to home video (DVD and Blu-ray) with the following bonus extras:

- Directors’ Commentary

- 3 Mini Movies

- Making of the Mini Movies

- Deleted Scene

- Seuss to Screen

- Seuss It Up

- Truffula Run Game

- “Let It Grow” Sing-Along

- Once-Ler’s Wagon

Exclusive HD Content

- Get Out of Town Game

- O’Hare TV

- Expedition to Truffula Valley

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anel says: Feb. 09, 2012

I haven’t seen the movie yet but have a question.  The rating is PG for “brief mild language.”  What exactly does this mean—cursing or suggestive language?  We are discussing taking elementary school-aged children to watch on a field trip and need more information.  Thanks for any information you can share.

Rod Gustafson says: Feb. 09, 2012

Obviously we haven’t seen the movie either, but from my experience with movie ratings the MPAA’s “brief mild language” statement usually refers to what we call “mild profanities” here at Parent Previews. These would include words like hell and damn. “Brief” typically means only one or two occurrences of these words will be heard. Sometimes it also indicates scatological “potty” or “bathroom” language.

Note that we have some other information about what’s in the movie if you click the tab above that says “Content Details”. This information comes from Canadian ratings agencies. Note that there is no mention of language from these boards… however the Canadian’s are typically not as sensitive to language as the U.S. MPAA board.

Finally we should be able to publish our full review on opening day (March 2) so check back then for full details.

anel says: Feb. 11, 2012

Thanks so much for the information!

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