Universal has released a teaser poster for the 3D animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. You may recall the Lorax’s advice that chopping down trees is bad and to take heed of the word “Unless”, which is a more subtle and gentle way of saying “WARNING: DON’T USE ALL OUR NATURAL RESOURCES”. Danny DeVito will voice The Lorax, which is an odd choice especially when you consider that his character on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia somehow finds a way to be more disgusting with every new episode. The film also features the voices of Zac Efron as main character Ted, Taylor Swift as Ted’s love-interest Audrey, Ed Helms as the Once-ler, Rob Riggle as greedy financial king O’Hare, and Betty White as Ted’s wise grandmother.
Hit the jump to check out the orange and mustachioed teaser poster. The Lorax opens in 3D (I’m sorry “TREE-D”; oh, puns) on March 2, 2012. Also, speaking of animated movies from Universal, click here for the Despicable Me 2 promo poster.
Poster via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Lorax:
The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Ashley, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).