Movie: The Lorax [1972] Movie: The Lorax [1972]

Movie: The Lorax [1972] Movie: The Lorax [1972]

[reacting to the Once-ler making a "thneed" from a tree he cut down]



The Lorax:
I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I'm asking you sir, at the top of my lungs - that thing! That horrible thing that I see! What's that thing you've made out of my truffula tree?



The Once-ler:
Look, Lorax, calm down. There's no cause for alarm. I chopped just one tree, I'm doing no harm. This thing is most useful! This thing is a "thneed." A theed, a fine something-that-all-people-need! It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove! It's a hat! But it has other uses, yes, far beyond that. You can use it for carpets, for pillows, for sheets, for curtains! Or covers for bicycle seats!



The Lorax:
Sir, you're crazy. You're crazy with greed. There's no one on earth who will buy that fool thneed!


[a man drives by, buys the thneed and pays the Once-ler]



The Once-ler:
The birth of an industry, you poor, stupid guy! You telling me what the public will buy?

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The Lorax:
Yes, I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please. But I'm also in charge of the brown Bar-ba-loots, who played in the shade in their Bar-ba-loot suits and happily lived eating truffula fruits. Now, thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there's not enough truffula fruit to go 'round!



The Once-ler:
I see your point. Yes, I do see your point.



The Lorax:
They loved living here. But I can't let them stay. They'll have to find food, and I hope that they may. Good luck, boys! Good luck!

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[watching industrial waste being dumped in the pond]



The Lorax:
You're glumping the pond where the humming fish hummed! No more can they hum, for their gills are all gummed. So I'm sending them off! Oh, their future is dreary.



Humming Fish:
I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Eerie.

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The Lorax:
Please! I object in the name of the trees!



The Once-ler:
[nailing a box to a tree] All complaints will be filed in this box, if you please.

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The Once-ler:
And at that very moment, we heard a lound whack. From outside in the fields came the sickening smack of an axe on a tree. Then we saw the tree fall... the very last truffula tree of them all. No more trees. No more thneeds. No more work to be done. And in no time, my uncles and aunts, everyone, had all waved me goodbye and jumped into their cars, and drove away under the smoke-smothered stars.

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