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The Lorax
The lorax
Species Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Yellow

The Bar-ba-loots
Humming Fish
The Once-ler
Ted Wiggins
Mrs. Wiggins
Grammy Norma
Morty and McGurk


The Once-ler (formerly)
Aloysius O'Hare
Morty and McGurk (formerly)
Once-ler's Family

Voiced by

Danny DeVito

The Lorax is the mystical Guardian of the Truffula Forest who speaks for the trees in the Illumination animated movie The Lorax. He is voiced by Danny DeVito.

He tries to tell the Once-ler to stop chopping down the trees because it's ruining the animal's home. When the last tree is chopped down, he sends the animals away to find another place to live, and goes up into the sky and disappeared without a trace, only leaving on a pile of rock, a word : Unless, which the Once-ler figured out after all of those years that this word that the Lorax has left was more likely meant to Ted. Declared that : "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not." he give Ted the last truffula seed, convincing him to make the citizens of Thneedville to care once more for nature, saying that what the seed can become because of him. After Ted convinced the citizens (as though a part of the Lorax was within him, as it’s living proof that the Lorax is also the literary incarnation of both nature and reason that is within each person) to care again for nature and fought against their greedy mayor, Aloysius O'Hare, and as time passes the truffula trees and all plants growing back, he comes back with the animals and said he's proud of the Once-ler for doing something good, and comments on his mustache.


The Once-lerWhen the Once-ler first came, the Lorax tries to get him to leave but the Once-ler refuses. They begin a friendship after he saves the Once-ler from falling down a waterfall when he puts his bed in the river. Soon when the Once-ler becomes greedy and selfish when his Thneed is selling like crazy after his family convinces him to go back to chopping the trees down, the Lorax tries to get him to stop again and remind him of the person he used to be and his promise. When the last tree is cut down, the Lorax becomes disappointed with the Once-ler because he ruined everything. When the trees are growing back, he returns and tells the Once-ler he did good and their friendship is restored.

Bar-ba-loots - He cares about the Bar-ba-loots. Especially Pipsqueak since he is the youngest. He sends them away when the Once-ler chops down all the trees.

Swomee Swans - He cares about them. He sends them away when all the trees are chopped down.

Humming Fish - He cares about the humming fish. He sends them away after all the trees are gone.

The Once-ler's family - The Lorax dislikes them because they made the Once-ler greedy and selfish and made him chop down the trees again.


  • Danny DeVito voiced The Lorax in English, Spanish (both Spain and Latin America), Italian, German and Russian.
  • He can lift himself up to fly.