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Controversial New “Lorax” Bizarrely True to Dr. Seuss

A still from the movie version of the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax"Update (March 5): “The Lorax” had a humongous first weekend, in what the Hollywood Reporter characterized as a “box-office shocker.” The movie’s “staggering” $70.7 million gross surpassed “The Incredibles” (2004) to establish a new opening record for a non-sequel animated picture. Lou Dobbs has done it again — or maybe it was the ads that Hollywood’s latest liberal outrage ran on Rush Limbaugh. I don’t expect to spend any part of my weekend (or my life) with the 3-D animated version of Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” that opens today, but it is interesting to note that, beginning with a Lou Dobbs screed on Fox TV, the movie has been attacked by the right, left (Huffpo and NPR), and center, both as tree-hugging propaganda and a shill for Japanese autos, among other prominently placed, less than green consumer products. Read the full article here.