New Release: The Lorax Deluxe Edition DVD, Blu-ray

Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.98
Studio: Warner Home Video

The LoraxTimed to the release of a new CGI-animated version of Dr. Seuss‘ classic children’s book The Lorax in theaters, the Deluxe Edition DVD and Blu-ray of The Lorax is the first time the 1972 TV movie has been available on either format, except in collections.

Written by Dr. Seuss himself, the 25-minute animated short film tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax, who speaks up for the vanishing forest. Very Avatar!

The Lorax Blu-ray/DVD boxRated G, The Lorax is narrated by Eddie Albert (The Longest Day) and the forest lover and Once-ler is voiced by Bob Holt (Gremlins). Hawley Pratt directed the short, after also directing a short film of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat in 1971.

The new theatrical version of The Lorax features an all-star cast of voice talent, including Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud), Danny DeVito (Solitary Man), Ed Helms (The Hangover Part 2), Betty White (TV’s Hot in Cleveland Season 1) and singer Taylor Swift.

The 1972 The Lorax has been available on DVD since 2009 when Universal Studios Home Entertainment released it as part of the Seuss Celebration, along with short films of The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.