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Dr. Seuss - The Lorax/Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano
Dr Seuss - The Lorax/Pontoffel Pock His Magic Piano
Actors: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher, Thurl Ravenscroft
Director: Hawley Pratt
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
G     2003     0hr 25min

The award-winning tale of The Lorax tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest. Then, in Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano, a young Dill Pic...  more »

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Actors: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher, Thurl Ravenscroft
Director: Hawley Pratt
Creators: Joe Siracusa, Lee Gunther, Rick Steward, David H. DePatie, Dr. Seuss, Friz Freleng
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated,Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Original Release Date: 02/14/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/1972
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 25min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Just as charming as I remember
Brian Hulett | Oinklahoma | 07/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The environmentally conscious Lorax appears here in an expanded version of the Dr. Seuss book, where we see more about how the profit-minded Once-Ler destroyed the truffula trees. My kindergartener loved the book, and I happened across this tape at Wal-Mart in a bargain bin. Having seen it as a kid myself, it was a natural purchase. She's watched it eight times in three days, so it must have stood the test of time! The music is a bit dated, sure, but she won't care about that for a few years yet, and it's pure nostalgia for my wife and me. The story even strikes the correct balance between commercial interests and environmentalism: Just take care of nature while you're creating jobs, and all will be well. But if you don't.....yikes.

The forgotten story included here is about Pontoffel Pock, a loser of a young man who can't get his simple two-step job right and gets fired. He is given a magic piano so he can "get away from it all," and of course he fouls that up too, but eventually figures out how to rescue a damsel in distress. My little girl doesn't quite get the romance aspect of this story, but we both enjoy the fantasy. Not in the league of "The Lorax," but cute."
He speaks for the trees!
Cathleen M. Walker | Massachusetts | 10/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As fabulous as Dr. Seuss has always been, the story of the Lorax is the ultimate as far as I'm concerned in teaching our children the value of the environment and the threat that capitalist consumerism is to the beauty of the Earth that we love. When we look at some of the damage that grows exponentially through exploitation for profit all around us, the Lorax teaches us to be brave enough to take a stand, even if it is a frustrating, lonely one. I admire the Lorax. He speaks for the trees!"
Great for teachers on Earth Day.
seaianhea | Newport News, Virginia USA | 11/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am purchasing this video to use in my classroom to help introduce pollution and care for the earth and its creatures. While I concentrate this study to coordinate with Earth Day activities, it could be used at any level when an awareness of the environment is needed."
Grickle Grass, Grickle Grass....
sky_diving27 | Quebec, Canada | 03/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this video for the first time when I was about 10. I know I wasn't the target audience for the movie, but I loved it! For one thing, all the songs and rhymes are really catchy, and the acting is great. On a deeper level though, it is really a haunting story, especially when you have to watch all the animals leaving because they were forced out of their home. Read the book, then be sure to watch the movie!"