* Cinemas with audio described and subtitled performances.
The Lorax (U)
Release date: 27 July 2012
Running time: 86 mins
Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Starring: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White
Dr. Seuss' grumpy forest-dwelling critter comes to life in this funny, touching and beautifully animated adventure.
Twelve-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) lives in the artificial city of Thneed-ville, where he moons over the lovely Audrey (Taylor Swift). Audrey's dream is to see a real live tree. But there are none to be found in this land of plastic and metal. So Ted decides to set off on a quest to find a Truffula tree. Along the way, he encounters the reclusive Once-ler (Ed Helms) and the trees' diminutive, moustachioed, bad-tempered protector - the Lorax (Danny DeVito). But can our young hero reverse the tide of eco-destruction? From the creators of 'Despicable Me', this colourful adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic has a terrific voice cast. Cineworld cinemagoers in Dublin and Scotland are in for an extra treat as the film opens here a week earlier than the rest of the UK.
Screenwriter: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
You should see it because: It's a timely and hilarious eco-fable with a scene-stealingly grouchy Lorax!
See it if you liked: Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Despicable Me (2010), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)