I can say, however, that Illumination Entertainment’s take on The Lorax is as faithful as possible to the classic story. It adds characters (e.g. villainous Mr. O'Hare) and plot material only to the extent necessary for a feature length film. And it works.
Admittedly much of the dialogue (mostly rhyme-free) and original songs will be best enjoyed by younger viewers. But the jokes are guaranteed to get laughs from everyone in the audience.
CG animation, loveable characters, set design, original score, and use of stereoscopic 3-D are all excellent. So is Betty White as a sort of resistance fighter granny.
The Lorax isn't anywhere near as epic a film as WALL-E, that other great tale of overconsumption. It doesn't matter. Not when the story (and its moral) is so much fun to watch.
Opens tomorrow in 2-D, RealD, and