Entertainment TV & Film Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Movie Adaption Information Share PINTEREST Email Print TV & Film Movies Animated Films Best Movie Lists Comedies Science Fiction Movies War Movies Classic Movies International Movies Movies For Kids Horror Movies Movie Awards TV Shows By Carey Bryson Updated March 17, 2017 01 of 10 The Once-ler Then Photo © Universal Pictures A classic tale comes to animated life in the movie , starring the familiar voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White. Click on the images below for a larger picture and fun facts about the characters in the movie. Ed Helms voices the Once-ler in the movie . The Once-ler starts out as a musically talented and good-natured guy. But, when he refuses to heed the warnings of the Lorax, the Once-ler makes a decision that leads him down a dark and greedy road full of regret. 02 of 10 The Lorax Photo © Universal Pictures Danny DeVito voices The Lorax in the movie . The Lorax is the one who speaks for the trees, and although he sounds quite gruff, he has a lot of love packed into his little body. He even finds a way to have compassion for the Once-ler, who refuses to heed the Lorax's warnings. 03 of 10 The Lorax and Creatures Photo © Universal Pictures The Lorax stands up for the trees and the creatures who inhabit Truffula Valley in the movie . The brown Bar-ba-loots, Humming-fish and Swomee-swans are happy creatures, until the Once-ler comes to Truffula Valley and, against the stern warnings of the Lorax, destroys all the trees and their home. 04 of 10 Once-ler Hideout Photo © Universal Studios The Once-ler, voiced by Ed Helms, secludes himself in a gloomy hideout regretting his past mistakes in the movie . But, when a young boy named Ted comes along, the Once-ler is hopeful that this boy will be the one who will make a difference. 05 of 10 Ted Photo © Universal Pictures Zac Efron voices Ted in the movie . Ted's crush on a neighborhood girl named Audrey leads him on a quest to fulfill her greatest wish: to see a real tree. Outside of town, Ted encounters a strange man called the Once-ler, who tells him the story of the trees and the Lorax who tried to save them. Ted has a caring and innocent nature, and he is moved by the story the Once-ler tells. He is also a resourceful and determined kid, so he continues to fight for the chance to see a real tree, even when he is threatened by the greedy businessman O'Hare. 06 of 10 Audrey Photo © Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Taylor Swift voices the character of Audrey in the movie . Of course, the character is named after Audrey Geisel, wife of Theodor (Ted) Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Audrey Geisel served as executive producer on the film, and the main characters, Ted and Audrey, are named after her and her husband. In the movie, Audrey is an artistic girl who wants nothing more than to see a real tree. When she conveys her dream to Ted, he determines to make sure her dream comes true. 07 of 10 Humming-Fish Photo © Universal Pictures The Humming-fish bring charm and humorous melody to the movie . Humming-fish love Truffula berry pancakes and will sing about anything under the sun. They are unique fish, because they can walk on land as well as swim in the water. 08 of 10 The Bar-ba-loots Photo © Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment The brown Bar-ba-loots are sweet and innocent bear-like creatures who love marshmallows in the movie . In the 3D version of the movie, this scene with the Bar-ba-loots and the marshmallows really pops and kids will love it. The Once-ler introduces the Bar-ba-loots to the sugary goodness of the little snacks. 09 of 10 Grammy Norma Photo © Universal Pictures Betty White voices the feisty Grammy Norma in the movie . Grammy is old enough to remember when real trees grew, and she is determined to help her grandson in his quest to discover the secrets of the Once-ler and find out how to get trees to grow again. 10 of 10 Aloysius O’Hare Photo © Universal Pictures Aloysius O’Hare (voice of Rob Riggle) is the filthy rich and greedy antagonist the movie . Taking advantage of the degenerating environmental conditions around Thneedville, O'Hare had the brilliant business idea to package and sell clean air. Now he's rich and powerful, and he has a stake in keeping Thneedville from being green.