Here’s the trailer for The Lorax, the CGI animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. The story describes a budding industrialist, the Once-ler, who destroys a small ecosystem in order to make and sell his invention, the theed, a thing that everyone needs. In doing so he meets the disapproval of the Lorax, who speaks for the trees.

In the book and original 1972 animated version, a boy finds the Once-ler and provides our window into the story. He was just a boy who wandered up to the Once-ler’s home, but in this film the boy seems to have a much more active role, and the trailer spends about half its time with him before introducing the Once-ler, voiced by Ed Helms, and the Lorax, gruffly voiced by Danny DeVito. Check it out below. Read More »

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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 26 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Two major 3D sequels are gaining, and losing, some high profile female talent. First up, Judi Dench (not pictured above) will have a small run in with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) at the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. And while former Pussycat Doll and Dancing With the Stars winner Nicole Scherzinger (pictured ab0ve) is playing “a small villain role” in Men in Black 3, the previously rumored to appear Betty White is apparently not in the movie. We’ve got more info on everyone after the jump. Read More »

Looking only at live-action films such as The Cat in the Hat, you’d think the books of Dr. Seuss are better left to the page. But Chuck Jones has proved that animation, guided by a careful hand, is a fine way to bring the author’s stories to the screen. Horton Hears a Who, directed by Jimmy Hayward and produced by Chris Meledandri, was a less than spectacular example of Theodor Geisel’s work cranked through a bank of servers to create an animated feature.

Mr. Meledrandri’s family division at Universal, Illusion Entertainment, is now making The Lorax, which we’ve now learned features Danny DeVito as the voice of the title character. Read More »

Halloween is still a week away but, apparently, it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas. One year after making their debut on the small screen, everyone’s favorite covert elves Wayne and Lanny return in Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa at 8 p.m. December 7 featuring the voice of, you guessed it, Betty White! White will provide the voice of Mrs. Claus who recruits the dynamic duo to steal something very special out of Santa’s office right under his nose. While the first Prep & Landing film was a full half hour special, this one is only a 7 minute short that will air during A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC. We’ve got more info and some Prep & Landing video after the jump. Read More »

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Given the heavy love movie studios have for remakes in the past few years, I’m surprised the George Burns comedy Oh, God! hasn’t been grist for the mill. As it turns out, not for lack of trying. Deadline reports that producer Jerry Weintraub has been trying to remake the film in which God (George Burns) appears to a grocer (John Denver) and chooses him to bring His word to the modern world.

Weintraub’s latest idea is to have Betty White play the George Burns role, with Paul Rudd playing the John Denver part. That’s a pretty inspired idea, but it would have been more inspired a year ago so the film could be on screens now, just as White is riding a wave of popularity. This is just a pitch for now, so don’t get too excited about Betty White playing God. But if fan interest could help get her on SNL, you never know…

In the meantime, more likely to actually happen is an adaptation of the novel Occupied City by David Peace. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo Movie Trailer #2

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the full length movie trailer for the American redub of Legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki‘s latest movie Ponyo. The film will be released on over 800 screens, the largest American release yet for Miyazaki. And the trailer features some fantastic visuals which will hopefully appeal to the masses. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo Teaser Trailer

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the movie trailer for the American redub of Legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki‘s latest movie Ponyo. The film will be released on over 800 screens, the largest American release yet for Miyazaki. And the trailer features some fantastic visuals which will hopefully appeal to the masses. You can see this trailer in theaters this weekend attached to My Sister’s Keeper or watch it now after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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