Dr. Seuss was many things. Clever storyteller, amazing artist, creative genius, but he also was a messenger…a messenger for Mother Earth.
One of his biggest and best odes to the environment and our earth was The Lorax. And the message of his beloved book has been retooled, renewed and recycled into a 3D blockbuster of the same name. The feature film The Lorax opens nationwide on March 2nd.
The cast of the film, which features Danny Devito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and the one and only Betty White. These entertainment greats sat down with a roomful of equally eco-loving bloggers and talked about the importance of Dr. Seuss’ message. What did they say?
On The Lorax:
“It's all the things that I believe in and love. And I think it's a great message to send out to kids to get the thing across about appreciating trees, for example. Overall, the beautiful colors and the celebrating the environment and the caring about the environment, which is one of my big, big, big things, and the fact of looking for trees and wanting to find trees. Dr. Seuss has a way of doing, you could get into it. I hope everybody else loves it as much as those of us involved in it.”
“What I love is that we pass along that message to your offspring because they're going to be the ones passing that message on forward. And so, I think the more we can encourage, not preach, encourage appreciation of clean air and clean water and the things that, sadly, we're abusing this beautiful planet we live on as hard as we can. We have to try to get an appreciation going to stop some of that would be marvelous.”
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