With the release of the new film adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, all things Lorax related are experiencing a surge in popularity. One great pick for any Lorax fan is the recently released deluxe edition The Lorax DVD. This is a remastered version of the 1972 The Lorax short cartoon (25 min), with the addition of a few extra cartoons and bonus features.
My son and I read The Lorax book, then watched this DVD before heading off to the theater to see the movie. Unlike the movie in the theaters, which takes extensive liberties with the Dr. Seuss classic, this DVD presents the story you remember hearing as a child. It’s not entirely the same as the book, but it’s close enough that your kids will love it.
The music in The Lorax DVD is a little cheesy, but that’s to be expected for a 1970s style animated cartoon. The vibrant colors make it visually pleasing to watch. Of all the special features, my favorite was the animated short Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano. It’s a lesser-known Dr. Seuss story, but one that is sure to appeal to anyone who has ever had the urge to trade in the drudgery of day-to-day life for an exotic traveling adventure.
I don’t use digital copies of movies, but I know many moms are taking advantage of this technology. If you wantÂ a digital copy, keep in mind that the Blu-ray version comes with an Ultraviolet digital copy. The Ultraviolet service has been extensively criticized for being hard to use and collecting customer data in a way that can be seen an invasion of privacy.
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