Friday, August 17, 2012

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Transformed Into an Entertaining Imaginative Movie

We just watched Dr. Suess’ The Lorax on DVD and it was a great deal of fun. What a perfect movie to let your imagination take you away after a long week at work!

Our copy is the Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes a DVD, Digital, and Ultraviolet (cloud) versions of the movie and extras. The combo pack edition covers just about every type playback device you can imagine for nearly infinite viewing possibilities. The new Ultraviolet service allows instant streaming from the cloud to just about any device you may own.

Universal Studios did a fantastic job bringing a childhood favorite to the big screen. It has always been my opinion that turning simple stories into full length movies is not only difficult, but rarely done well. The Lorax has showed me not only is this possible, but it's possible to do a fantastic job. I truly felt like I was there, 35 years ago, living the story in my imagination like I did when it was read to me as a child. As a sceptical adult that is not easy to do!

The movie added to and embellished upon the original story to transform it from a simple tale with a powerful message to an entertaining full length film without losing the strength of the message. We watched it without the kids due to its rating of PG, but after finishing the movie we knew right away the kids would be able to watch it. I feel the message may impact them and possibly even cause a few moments of sadness here and there, but the value of the message is worth it. Nobody can see this movie without being very conscious of our impact on nature.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a pile of extra material including 3 unseen shorts that were very fun and endearing. There are online and interactive material as well. In today's lean times it's great to have a product that's more than just a movie, but many more hours of fun, games, and entertainment. This set is a great value when you compare entertainment versus cost.  It is currently just $23.95 with Free Super Saver Shipping on  You can also get The Lorax in 3D.

I am pleased to have seen The Lorax once, but I am even more excited to see it again when I share it with my kids!

Thank you to Click-Communications for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.