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Aloysius O'Hare
Pure evil
Full name Aloysius O´Hare
Gender Male
Age 40s
Eye color Green
Hair color Black

Mayor, Businessman


Morty and McGurk (formerly)


Ted Wiggins, Audrey, The Lorax, The Once-ler, Mrs. Wiggins, Grammy Norma, Morty and McGurk


The Lorax

Voiced by

Rob Riggle

My name's O'Hare, I'm one of you, I live here in Thneedville too. The things you say just might be true. It could be time to start anew, and maybe change my point of view.... Nah haha. I say let it die! Let it die, Let it die, let it shrivel up and, come on who's with me huh?
— Aloysius O'Hare

Aloysius O'Hare is the main antagonist of Illumination's 3rd feature film The Lorax. He is the mayor of Thneedville and the Once-ler's successor of business. When he was a teenager, O'Hare got ideas for making money when he saw one of the billboard workers tearing down the Thneed Factory banner and wondered what "the next best thing" he will make after the factory had to shut down for good.

Years passed, and O'Hare made a fortune selling air to Thneedville residents, feeding them the idea that there was nothing interesting to be found outside Thneedville, hiding the truth, which was later revealed by Ted Wiggins.


As a teenager, Aloysius O'Hare got his money-making idea when he saw one of the billboard workers coughing on smog while wondering who will make "the next million-dollar invention" after The Once-Ler's thneed factory had to shut down for good.

The Lorax

Years later, O'Hare made a fortune selling oxygen tanks for a machine that he designed to keep the otherwise smoggy air fresh for Thneedville residents, but in order to sell what people used to get for free, O'Hare's air company went to great lengths to keep the locals from leaving town to prevent them from discovering an alternative (planting trees) to his bottled air. Because of this, Ted made an enemy out of the so-called "elected hero".

When Ted spoke for the trees (as though a part of the Lorax was within him) by tearing down the walls of the town to reveal the truth and showing the last tree seed as a start of many much-needed changes for the all-artificial town of Thneedville, O'Hare tried in vain to get the citizens on his own side, revealing his true nature in the process by threatening to fire his delivery man named Cy if he did not get the people on his side. Eventually, Mr. O'Hare himself sings along with them, seemingly planning on redeeming himself, but he immediately changes his mind saying that the seed should shrivel up and die and asking who is on his side. No one sides with O'Hare and his two bodyguards, Morty and McGurk, no longer loyal to him, force a jet helmet on him that sends him flying away.



  • O'Hare might be a reference to Fred O'Hare from another Illumination Entertainment movie, Hop.
  • His scene in "Let It Grow" has become a famous meme on YouTube.
  • It is unknown what happened to O'Hare after his defeat, as he is neither seen nor mentioned again after that point. However, it is almost certain that he landed in another town, or even in the sections of the ruins behind the wall that were not covered with Truffula trees by the end of the film.