First Stills Released From “The Lorax” Adaptation

Is the Once-ler how you imagined him? While never actually seen in Seuss’s book, Universal Studios has opted to put a human face to the narrator.

The minute you make the Once-ler a monster, you allow the audience to interpret that the problem is caused by somebody who is different from me, and it ceases to be a story that is about all of us,” says Meledandri. “Then it’s a story about, ‘Oh I see, the person who led us into the predicament is not a person. It’s somebody very, very different.’ And so it takes you off the hook.

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