I was really shocked that The Lorax movie made so much money.
Yep, it made 70 million dollars. Heck, I fondly remembered the old book years ago when my mother would read it to me. I also remembered the somber tone of that ending in the cartoon special from 72.
What is interesting is how much the book and the cartoon still stand up in today’s Twitter and Duckface generation. The message of environment conservation is still important today, given the 70 million opening. It is a blunt message, but I think all of Dr. Seuss’ works handle their messages very well. Take that Oliver Stone.
Heck, I want a Truffula tree.
Best part “Unless”.
Here is the original TV Special.