Seuss' Lorax Slated to Be 3D Movie

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2009 5:50 AM CDT
"The Lorax" has become a symbol for the environmentalist movement in the decades since Suess' 1971 children's book.   (©miss_rogue)

(Newser) – Dr Suess' green-themed story The Lorax is becoming the first of his works to get the 3D treatment, Variety reports. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment plan to release the animated picture in 2012, on what would have been the author's 108th birthday. His 1971 book told the story of a greedy businessman who strips a forest of its trees with disastrous consequences, despite dire warnings from the tree-hugging title creature.