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13th Sep '17 9:37:37 PM Nire
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* "That's it. The very last one. That may stop you." While anyone who's read the book knew it was coming, the way the last chop is portrayed is very poignant. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's the look... the ''look'' on the Once-ler's face when he's knocked out of his comfort zone and shown just ''what'' his "glorious" Thneed company has created.]]

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* "That's it. The very last one. That may stop you." While anyone who's read the book knew it was coming, the way the last chop is portrayed is very poignant. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's the look... the ''look'' the]] ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone look]]'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone on the Once-ler's face when he's knocked out of his comfort zone and shown just ''what'' just]] ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what]]'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his "glorious" Thneed company has created.]]
25th Jan '17 5:44:09 PM NCToni
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25th Jan '17 5:05:36 PM NCToni
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* After the last tree is cut down, [[spoiler:the Once-ler is not only told by his mom that he was a big disappointment, but all the forest friends he had looked sadly at him (even Pipsqueak himself). Still trying desperately to win them back after all that happens, he even offers the little bear a marshmallow, though the little tyke, with sadness in his eyes, only turns away. And then comes when the Lorax himself lifts himself up to the sky, leaving behind the stone that says "unless".]] Just, the entire scene here.

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* After the last tree is cut down, [[spoiler:the Once-ler is not only told by his mom that he was a big disappointment, but all the forest friends he had looked sadly at him (even Pipsqueak himself). Still trying desperately to win them back after all that happens, he even offers the little bear a marshmallow, though the little tyke, with sadness in his eyes, only turns away. And then comes when the Lorax himself lifts himself up to the sky, leaving behind the stone that says "unless". Alone with his failures, the Once-ler lowers his head, silent, mourning.]] Just, the entire scene here.
19th Jan '17 6:21:35 AM zygomian
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** FreezeFrameBonus: You can see tears welling up in the Onceler's eyes as he says this. Just incase the delivery of the line or the emotional backstory hadn't already hammered home just how important it was for him to see people's reverance for trees restored.
15th Jan '17 9:18:38 PM zygomian
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* "Thank you, Ted."

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* "Thank you, Ted."" For so many reasons:
** This is the first look we get of the present-day Onceler and we finally discover that he has grown a moustache in the style of The Lorax. Maybe it's an attempt to keep part of the Lorax's spirit alive, if only in terms of his grooming style. Or maybe it's just so he can see his long-lost friend's face whenever he looks in the mirror.
** We finally get the {{Anvilicious}} realization that the enthusiastic go-getter we've known from the main flashback story is now just a sad old man, a shadow of his former glory. Yet in the same breath, the film redeems him after a lifetime of regret.
** Considering that Ted is named for Theodore Geisel (Dr.Seuss), The Onceler might in fact be speaking to the good doctor and thanking him for creating him and spreading the Lorax's message to all of us in our world.
*** Alternatively, it may be a message to Dr.Seuss from the production's cast and crew, thanking him for the myriad of fond childhood memories he has given not just themselves, but also their children, grandchildren and generations to come.
14th Jan '17 3:59:38 AM Adept
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* From the film version itself, after the last tree is cut down, [[spoiler:he is not only told by his mom that he was a big disappointment, but all the forest friends he had looked sadly at him (even Pipsqueak himself). Still trying desperately to win them back after all that happens, he even offers the little bear a marshmallow, though the little tyke, with sadness in his eyes, only turns away. And then comes when the Lorax himself lifts himself up to the sky, leaving behind the stone that says "unless".]] Just, the entire scene here.

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* From the film version itself, after After the last tree is cut down, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:the Once-ler is not only told by his mom that he was a big disappointment, but all the forest friends he had looked sadly at him (even Pipsqueak himself). Still trying desperately to win them back after all that happens, he even offers the little bear a marshmallow, though the little tyke, with sadness in his eyes, only turns away. And then comes when the Lorax himself lifts himself up to the sky, leaving behind the stone that says "unless".]] Just, the entire scene here.
9th Jan '17 9:12:05 PM Willbyr
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26th Jun '16 10:30:37 PM MrMediaGuy2
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!!The TV special



* All three scenes of the animals in the TV special in their own right. The Barbeloots song as they leave is creepy and depressing, and the Swomee Swans leaving just
takes this to a whole new level. The fish leaving isn't as sad as the first two, however it still has the impression that they are no longer able to live there.

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--> '''Boy''': What's an "unless"?
--> '''Once-ler''': (singing) Just a far away word...just a far away thought...
--> '''Boy''': A thought? About what? About something I ought?
--> '''Once-ler''': Well...(singing) A thought about something that somebody ought...a thought about something that somebody ought.
* All three scenes of the animals in the TV special in their own right. The Barbeloots song as they leave is creepy and depressing, and the Swomee Swans leaving just
just takes this to a whole new level. The fish leaving isn't as sad as the first two, however it still has the impression that they are no longer able to live there.


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!!The film
19th Apr '16 8:51:29 PM SuperEquality07
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* From the TV special version, near the end, we hear the song the Once-ler sings to the boy. Also, the scenes where the animals are forced to leave, as dark reprisals of their cue music play.

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* From the TV special version, near the end, we hear the song the Once-ler sings to the boy. Also, the boy.
* All three
scenes where of the animals are forced to leave, as dark reprisals of in the TV special in their cue music play.own right. The Barbeloots song as they leave is creepy and depressing, and the Swomee Swans leaving just
takes this to a whole new level. The fish leaving isn't as sad as the first two, however it still has the impression that they are no longer able to live there.
** But most of all, the Oncelers family leaving. The song they sing is an absolutely heartwrenching reprise of Jolly Good Onceler.
4th Oct '15 11:52:05 AM ilovehirohamada
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* "That's it. The very last one. That may stop you." While anyone who's read the book knew it was coming, the way the last chop is portrayed is very poignant. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's the look... the ''look'' on the Once-ler's face]] when he's knocked out of his comfort zone and shown just ''what'' his "glorious" Thneed company has created.

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* "That's it. The very last one. That may stop you." While anyone who's read the book knew it was coming, the way the last chop is portrayed is very poignant. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's the look... the ''look'' on the Once-ler's face]] face when he's knocked out of his comfort zone and shown just ''what'' his "glorious" Thneed company has created.]]
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