Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

"The Lorax" In 3-D, An Eco-Tale For All To See!

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

6a00d8341bfc7553ef0115714f729b970c-800wiUniversal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have teamed up to bring Dr. Seuss’s environmental tale, The Lorax, to a big screen near you on Seuss’s birthday in 2012. The film will be animated (read: NOT starring Jim Carrey) and is slated to be written by the duo behind Horton Hears a Who.

According to Variety, Chris Meledandri, head of Illumination, feels (as many do) that the late Ted Geisel “was prescient in an uncanny way when he wrote the book and explored themes of greed and how that can lead to the destruction of the environment.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the story (for shame!) the story is told by a selfish entrepreneur who clear cuts the forest of all of its Truffala trees leaving no homes for the animals. It’s often referred to as a parable about industrialization, greed and obsolescence as embodied by the narrator, brilliantly named the “Once-ler”. There was also an animated version made in 1972.

It’ll be cool to see if Universal is able to make a broader environmental statment in their production and marketing instead of simply riding the “green” wave.

And remember…”You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.”

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Kendall Jenner’s calfskin shoes illustrate how society values animal products

Press releases often find their way into my inbox. Occasionally, they’ll centre around a new animal rights initiative or vegan product, but usually, they’re unsolicited dribble e-blasted to every unprotected news media email address available. So when news of some…

Seductive and Destructive: The Insidiousness of “Happy” Exploitation

We need to shatter and dispel once and for all the insidious myth that it is somehow possible to exploit non-human animals “humanely.”

How I Got Ill on a Vegan Diet and Why I Ended Up Listening to My Body

Let me tell you, when I made that choice, I didn’t feel good about it.