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Danny DeVito, Ed Helms to lend their voices to The Lorax

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An image from the latest Seuss screen adaptation, The Lorax.

Outside of the old Chuck Jones version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss has had a bad track record when it comes to movies. I, like you, am still awoken at night by images of Mike Myers dressed as an innuendo-spewing cat or Jim Carrey covered in puke-green yak fur.

Well, fear those images no longer! The Lorax, Seuss' cautionary tale of environmental conservation has finally been sacrificed optioned for it's own big screen adaptation… and they've had the good decency to use CGI this time. Also, such talent as Ed Helms and Danny DeVito are already set to voice The Once-ler and the titular Lorax, respectively. 

For the uninitiated, The Lorax tells the tale of a young boy who questions a shadowy character on the acts that turned a once lush and beautiful forest into a polluted wasteland. Originally published in 1971, Ted Geisel (better known under his pen name) wrote the story in order to raise awareness about the current state of the environment, as well as the importance of conservation… Something the kids these days might be able to relate to, what with all the detrimental climate change I've been hearing about.

While this movie may look better than past attempts, I cringe to think of all the tons of merchandise/garbage that'll bear the face of everyone's favorite mustachioed soothsayer.