Good morning! Today marks what would have been the 109th Birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel or as we know him better, the beloved Dr. Seuss. What better way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss than taking a moment with your little ones to watch the animated classic adaptation by the DePatie-Freleng studio from back in 1972 and spreading its very important message?
The Lorax originally debuted on February 14, 1972 on the CBS Network and features the voice talents of Bob Holt (Wizards, Bedknobs and Broomsticks) as the Lorax and the Once-ler and Eddie Albert (Green Acres, Escape to Witch Mountain) as the narrator of the story. The legendary Thurl Ravenscroft (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Haunted Mansion) also appears in the special with an uncredited singing role, though it’s not even remotely hard to tell when he is singing.
There are four animated specials from my youth that I can recall never missing, in those stone age days when we didn’t even have a VCR you had one chance in the year to catch them or you would have to wait until the next year, those were the Lorax, Puff the Magic Dragon, The Hobbit, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
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