Trivia / The Lorax

  • Actor Allusion: One of the fishes hums the theme to Mission: Impossible III. Coincidentally, Arturo Mercado Jr. (the young Once-ler's Mexican VA) voiced Ethan Hunt in that film.
  • Billing Displacement: Trailer only. The film's opening credits are actually appropriate, starting with the three characters from the book in order of importance (Danny DeVito as the Lorax, Ed Helms as Once-Ler, and Zac Efron as Ted) and the rest following. The trailer on the other hand plays up Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, and gives Danny DeVito an "And Starring".
  • Cut Song: There are a few on the soundtrack, as well as some alternate versions of "Thneedville" and "Everybody Needs a Thneed".
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Despite Ted and Audrey being voiced by the star of the High School Musical movies and Taylor Swift respectively, their characters never sing a note.
  • Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: Danny DeVito voiced the titular character not only in English, but also in Italian, Spanish and Russian
  • The Other Marty: In the Mexican Spanish dub, Jesse Conde was cast as the Lorax, and he even recorded the dialogue in advance. However, Danny DeVito, the Lorax's English voice, was eventually cast to dub over Conde's lines before the release.
  • Product Placement: Thankfully avoided in the movie itself, but some of the crossmarketing hasn't been without controversy.
  • Real-Life Relative: In the Mexican Spanish dub, Arturo Mercado voices the Once-ler, while his son Arturo Mercado Jr. plays the younger version of the Once-ler.
  • Undermined by Reality: The film's numerous corporate tie-ins screw up the message quite spectacularly. The Lorax speaks for the trees, and Mazda!
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In the Mexican Spanish dub, Memo Aponte Mille was considered to voice Ted before actor and singer Alfonso Herrera was eventually selected.
    • There was originally a different song that served as Once-ler's villain song instead of How Bad Can I Be. It wouldn't have been out of place in a rock opera, and was a fair amount darker and less goofy than the final product, showing that greed and pride were the reasons Once-ler went as far as he did.
    • Onceler was once going to be a non-human character. Designs ranged from things looking out of Rayman Origins to versions resembling pre-existing Seuss characters like the Grinch or the guy who didn't like Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Word of God: On the DVD commentary, it is mentioned that after "How Bad Can I Be?", 5 years have passed.

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