The Lorax is one of my favorite Dr. Suess books and I’ve been anxiously awaiting for the movie to come out. After seeing some of the sponsors, I was nervous they were going to butcher the film. If you aren’t aware, for the past several weeks there has been a big fuss about some of the “carefully chosen” 70 companies and non-profits sponsoring the film. It was even labeled- #Loraxwashing. Some of the worst offenders were Mazda’s new SUV, IHOP’s sprinkle pancakes and green eggs and ham (food dyes are sooo not eco!), HP with FSC-paper (why not 100% recycled, the movie is about saving trees!), Seventh Generation’s disposable diapers, and Pottery Barn Kids.
Stonyfield also gave away some coloring books, crayons, tattoos, and a copy of The Lorax and coloring book to E for the party! Here are the kids before the movie:
I was very pleased with the film. It was funny yet serious. I loved how they mocked bottled water with bottled air, because “people will buy it if it’s in a bottle.” Even if it’s free. My favorite part of the movie was the musical number, How Bad Can I Be. Yes, there are musical numbers throughout the movie. You can listen to the song below, it’s pretty funny.
I felt like the movie stayed true to the book. I loved the characters, the animation was beautiful, there was the right amount of humor, and I enjoyed the hidden messages. E loved it and wanted to plant a tree when we got home. She said her favorite part is when they plant the seed. 🙂 So Sunday we spent the day planting seeds to sprout for our garden. I also have been rooting potatoes, avocados, and garlic. The garlic is pictured below
A copy of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax book
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