Danny Devito Talks THE LORAX, the Possibility of a TWINS Sequel, His Favorite Movie, Actor and Director, and More

     March 2, 2012


From the creators of Despicable Me comes the animated feature film adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a beloved cautionary tale of environmental conservation wrapped up in a colorful children’s story.  The 3D-CG animated adaptation is an adventure that follows the journey of idealistic 12-year-old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) while he searches for a real Truffula Tree for Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), in order to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find one, he must learn the story of the Lorax (voiced by Danny DeVito) from the enigmatic and bitter old hermit, known as the Once-ler (voiced by Ed Helms), who let the temptation of greed and success get the better of him.  For more on the film, here’s some images, trailers, 8 clips from the movie, and the Super Bowl spot.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I was able to speak with Danny Devito for our partners at Omelete.  During the interview, Devito talked about how he got involved in The Lorax, how his character changed during the recording process, his favorite movie, actor and director, if he would ever want to do a sequel to Twins, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Ed Helms or director Chris Renaud, just click the links.

Danny Devito

  • What’s his favorite movie, actor and director
  • Do more people want to talk to him about Twins, Taxi or Batman Returns
  • How did he get involved in The Lorax
  • What surprised him the most about the recording process
  • Did the script change during the recording process
  • Would he ever consider doing a Twins sequel


  • David

    Apparently no one (including Devito himself) is aware that Devito wasn’t in Batman Begins.

  • monk

    Why would anyone ask him about Batman Begins ? Don’t you guys mean Batman Returns ?

    • Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

      yes. my bad. fixed.

      • Chris

        Don’t feel bad, he said Batman Begins also! If only.

  • bill

    you have a limited amount of time with him and you ask him about
    a “Twins” sequel? What a genius! He must have thought you were high.

    • Anon

      Junior is basically the crappy spiritual successor to twins.

  • Farzan

    Another video interview I can’t watch because of collider’s stupid video player.

    • cloxlider

      Stay off the interwebz, gramps.

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  • MattW

    Good interview Steve, too bad you had such short time. Love Danny Devito! I wish I had your job, but keep up the good work!

  • cloxider

    Im gay and proud of it.

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