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Dr. Suess’ The Lorax: Pittsburgh Ticket Giveaway!

I think there was a period of about 6 months where all Maggie wanted to read at bedtime was Dr. Suess: The Cat and The Hat, There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, Fox in Socks (OMG THE GIGGLES!), The Lorax, Yertle The Turtle… she loved them all. And still does, actually, though she’s since expanded her horizons a little bit (and my mouth is thankful because MAN, Dr. Suess is hard to read when you’re tired at bedtime!)

When I first saw a commercial for The Lorax movie, which opens nationwide on Friday, March 2nd, I was thrilled. I knew Maggie would be excited about seeing the movie and it would be perfect for another theater trip. She’s only seen a few movies in the theater so far but each time, I’m pretty sure her HEAD is going to fly off from the happiness. And the story itself is one we really like- though the movie adaptation puts in some new elements which sound fun!

Synopsis:
From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).

(ALSO: TAYLOR SWIFT, YOU GUYS. When I told Maggie that, there was actual SQUEALING. I think Maggie is secretly twelve years old, not four. Lordy.)

Anyway. So we’re looking forward to seeing this one. We get to attend an early preview of the film and how fun is that!? It’s going to be a fun day out for the two of us. Maybe we’ll pretend we’re Important Hollywood People and wear fancy clothes and go to lunch afterwards. Maggie loves a Girls’ Day Out!

And! If you live in Pittsburgh? I’ve got a whole pile of passes for the early screening to share- ten family 4-packs! The screening is on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00AM at the AMC Waterfront. Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite Dr. Suess story and you’ll be entered to win. And for a second entry, share the contest link on Twitter and leave another comment here, linking to your Tweet.

Contest entries will close and winners will be selected on Friday, February 10, 2012. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Admittance is first-come, first-served and seating is not guaranteed so please arrive early on Saturday February 25th.Икони на светци

17 Comments

  1. Twinmamateb

    Our favorite is Green Eggs and Ham. Both kids can now read it to us :-)

    Feb 3 2:12 pm


  2. Danielle
    @onedamnthing

    It has to be “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. I love the book as much as the Chuck Jones directed, Boris Karloff voiced movie version. I think I love the book now even more because my son asks me to read it for him over and over at Christmas time. Can’t get enough roast beast!

    Feb 3 2:12 pm


  3. The Grinch is our favorite story, but Fox in Socks in our favorite to read. And as an adult, I appreciate my parents & grandparents a lot, since they told me that when they read it to me, if they made a mistake, i made them START OVER.

    Feb 3 2:23 pm


  4. favorite? wow, that is difficult. yertle the turtle love is strong (i have a stuffed turtle from when i was two and i’m sure you know his name is yertle), but the lorax is so near and dear to my heart (a t-shirt i have from nearly twenty years ago is practically falling apart, but i just love that story so i can’t throw away the shirt…and yes, i still wear it!).
    ok, i’m gonna have to say the lorax.
    did i win?
    i wanna win!!!
    :)

    Feb 3 2:31 pm


  5. Dave (Scrumpy Daddy)
    @scrumpydaddy

    The Lorax happens to be our favorite Dr. Suess around here. This looks exciting – I didn’t remember they were making a Lorax movie!

    Feb 3 7:25 pm


  6. Melissa
    @sempremelissa

    Hmm, I think Fox in Socks was my favorite as a kid.

    I didn’t know they made The Lorax into a movie… I’ll have to take Oliver!

    Feb 4 9:13 am


  7. Angela
    @Damicoistrouble

    I love ‘ Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ I love it so much that it was the theme for my high school graduation party!

    Feb 5 8:06 am


  8. Tracy
    @overmom

    Our favorite is One Fish Two Fish. Logan even has pajamas that match his favorite story!

    Feb 5 9:46 am


  9. Chad Clark

    Addy my soon to be stepdaughter (6) will be 7 Feb. 17th is going through that phase right now. Her and my favorite right now is “Green Eggs and Ham”

    Feb 5 9:14 pm


  10. shelley

    Picking one favorite is too hard. We love Fox in Socks, Red Fish Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham

    Feb 6 8:33 am


  11. Becky

    Ours is the Sneetches. Love that book! But the Lorax is a close second.

    Feb 6 3:04 pm


  12. MrsWoy

    Every time I suggest a different Dr. Seuss book, I get shot down. It is ALWAYS Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? :) Maybe if we see The Lorax that will change!

    Feb 7 3:20 pm


  13. Lisa J.
    @pghdramaqueen

    I’ve always loved Horton Lays An Egg.

    Feb 9 8:19 am


  14. Erica Nagy

    We read the Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two FIsh, Red fish, Blue Fish often!!! But this Christmas Alex truly developed a love for the “grinch”!!!!

    Feb 9 9:31 am


  15. Laura

    Jeremy is going to be 12 and shares a birthday with Dr. Seuss on March 2! So excited that he is going to be 12 and still wants to see this movie! My kids favorite- The Sneetches.

    Feb 9 6:40 pm