It’s finally that time again! Time to announce our newest TMPA winner! Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax was recently voted by our wonderful jury to win the Award. The film comes to theaters March 2, and I personally cannot wait! Ted (voiced by Zac Efron), a love struck twelve-year-old boy lives in a plastic town called Thneedville. In order to impress Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams, he goes on a mission to find a real tree. In order to get the seed, he must escape the confines of Thneedville, and find the Once-ler (voiced by Ed Helms). The movie is filled with fun, quirky characters and a few musical numbers that are bound to get you moving! It is definitely something you and your children should not miss!
The pro-environment message was very well liked by the TMPA jury, and they felt that it was a positive and simple message for young children to understand. The jury loved the animation and felt the 3D effects enhanced the movie. The magical world that Dr. Seuss created in his books was very well portrayed, and it is definitely something that will catch your eye and make it hard to look away! The simple idea that if someone cares enough they can make a difference is one that resounded with the jury, and earned the film the Truly Moving Picture Award.
Are you excited to see Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax?