Monday, March 5, 2012

The Lorax

With the CGI movie coming out, I thought I'd revisit the 1972 adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, produced by DePatie-Freleng.

I consider this to be the best Seuss special from DFE. The voice acting (primarily by Bob Holt) is top-notch, the design work from Maurice Noble is superb, and the direction from Hawley Pratt does justice to the book. Executive producer David H. DePatie apparently thinks so, too, saying that this is one of his favorite TV specials to come out of the studio.


Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

I love all the irate comments by those who support this TV special over the recent film!

Mr. Semaj said...

There's evidence that this might have begun with Chuck Jones.