The Lorax Blu Ray 3D + DVD Combo Movie Review
The Lorax comes to DVD + Blu Ray 3D on August 7, 2012. My two boys were so excited to get their hands on this blu-ray 3D + DVD combo pack because we didn’t get a chance to see The Lorax in theaters. We received the combo pack in the mail yesterday and have watched the movie two times already.
The Lorax taken from a best selling Dr. Seuss book of the same name (one of the very few we don’t own) and re-imagined for the big screen, centers around a town void of nature yet full of plastic aptly named Thneedville. Here we meet teenage Ted who has a crush on his neighbor Audrey. Audrey wants a real live tree so Ted will do anything to find Audrey a tree. As Ted’s search for a tree begins, he meets the greedy Once-ler and discovers the story of the Lorax. The story of the Lorax as told by the Once-ler is such a fun, silly, and meaningful adventure. In the end Ted finds a tree seed and brings Thneedville back to life.
The Lorax is a wonderful family movie with an important message about greed, about taking care of our Earth, and about not needing useless junk. Older kids and even adults will get much more out of it if the movie is used as a conversation starter. The positive message displayed is especially important for today’s technology obsessed materialistic kids even if they are only exposed to it for a moment in between catchy songs and those adorable little bears (bar-ba-loots)! With an all-star voice cast including Danny Devito, Zac Efron, and Taylor swift this movie is sure to please. Anything Dr. Seuss inspired gets an A+ from me! The ultimate takeaway from The Lorax movie and book with an ecological undertone comes from the Dr. Seuss quote:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
The Lorax Blu Ray 3D +DVD Combo Extras: (Taken from the packaging)
Serenade — Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
Wagon-Ho—Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
Forces of Nature—Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.
MAKING OF THE MINI MOVIES—Go behind the scenes at Illumination Mac Guff to see the joys and challenges of continuing the characters’ stories in the dynamic format of the mini movie.
SEUSS TO SCREEN—A fascinating look into the translation of Seuss’ iconic style from book into the big feature film canvas.
SEUSS IT UP!— A great tutorial on how to draw the Lorax, a Humming-Fish and a Bar-ba-loot in the unique Seuss style.
TRUFFULA RUN—The player moves left and right to avoid obstacles while attempting to pick up berries with modes for easy, medium and hard. As difficulty increases, the player will have more obstacles to avoid.
“LET IT GROW” SING ALONG— Karaoke-style sing along to the end credit version of Let It Grow.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH CO-DIRECTORS CHRIS RENAUD & KYLE BALDA
ONCE-LER’S WAGON— While the Once-ler is away peddling his wares, the curious forest creatures have fun with his belongings. Users can select an item for the creatures to mimic or play with and then watch the adorable antics of all the forest friends.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON THE BLU-RAYTM:
GET OUT OF TOWN—In this game, the player must help Ted navigate through town on his scooter in order to make it to the Lerkim and meet the Once-ler. At the end of each level, Ted must solve an obstacle puzzle to advance to the next section. There are three levels and three puzzles to complete to win the game.
O’HARE TV— Watch the Lorax with hilarious commercial interruptions courtesy of O’Hare TV.
EXPEDITION TO TRUFFULA VALLEY—Explore and navigate within the Truffula Valley to learn more about how the characters and creatures come to life.
BUY IT NOW:
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D Combo Pack (Three Discs: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
Disclosure: We were sent a copy to facilitate our review