Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

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We all know what the moral to The Lorax is, right? Respect the environment and conservation. Well guess what, you're WRONG! At least, you are wrong if we are talking about the 2012 movie version of The Lorax. You see, that movie made some... interesting changes to the story we all know and love. Changes that kind of ruin that message. In fact, it almost turns it on it's head and says the opposite. Yet, the movie STILL claims to be about environmentalism. Get ready, I am about to expose all of the LIES of The Lorax movie!

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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editor: Josh Langman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Flygawne Bard of Light

    Flygawne Bard of Light7 months ago

    Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.

  2. Flygawne Bard of Light

    Flygawne Bard of Light16 days ago

    @Loser_Quail yes.

  3. Loser_Quail

    Loser_Quail16 days ago

    I’ve heard the fandom is bad, but is it that bad?

  4. Dream Solo

    Dream Solo17 days ago


  5. The Lorax

    The Lorax21 day ago


  6. Terrorized Jelly

    Terrorized Jelly26 days ago

    @King Dallas Is Dead how does- oh right m-sturbation is a thing.

  7. FazbearKing 87

    FazbearKing 875 hours ago

    Truffula trees grow in many different colours, but why are all the Thneeds pink?

  8. Absolute Psycho

    Absolute Psycho15 hours ago

    I’m stupid 😜

  9. ♡︎︎Jo̸nes♡︎

    ♡︎︎Jo̸nes♡︎17 hours ago

    It’s sad cancel culture wants to cancel Dr. Seuss He was my favorite author you see well back in Dr. Seuss days it was okay to be racists So he put a “Chines man who eats with sticks” I haven’t read the book in so long so sorry if it’s wrong but wanna know what’s funny DR. SEUSS IS DEAD D E A D like candle culture really need to grow up since they try to cancel people for anything now they even try to calm everyone someone WHO IS DEAD LIKE CAN PEOPLE BE THAT DUMB TO CANCEL SOMEONE THAT IS DEAD What do you want him to do come out of his grave apologies like BRUHHHHHHH THIS JUST PROVES THAT PEOPLE CAN BE DUMB 👁👄👁 Anyways have an amazing rest of your day or night I hoped you raged reading this I hoped you laughed thank you for your time I’m just gonna 😃🔫

  10. Lemon Pie

    Lemon Pie18 hours ago

    Wilbur Sootler

  11. Joseph Daou

    Joseph Daou21 hour ago

    I just get water from our fridge I didn’t know we were saving monkey or anything

  12. Demonics Inc

    Demonics Inc22 hours ago

    Well. I'd say o'hare running a complete monopoly on everything would still be responsible as he didn't offer any alternatives

  13. Shwip

    ShwipDay ago

    the wolf will always be the bad guy if red hood tells the story

  14. Eric D'SOUZA

    Eric D'SOUZADay ago

    This is your finest mistake

  15. Eric D'SOUZA

    Eric D'SOUZADay ago

    Mat pat 🔥 Burn

  16. Gabby Avelino (Gabby5820)

    Gabby Avelino (Gabby5820)Day ago

    Biggering is a much epic banger than How Bad can I be, change my mind

  17. some tree

    some treeDay ago

    actually air takes up less volume when pressurized, so although the bottles don't have much volume, it could probably hold a lot of air. the bottles weren't designed to hold in high pressure, but let's blame that on the goofiness of the movie.

  18. Christene Kruger

    Christene Kruger2 days ago

    I need a minute to gather my thoughts

  19. Karima Hundt

    Karima Hundt2 days ago

    No it’s not just a theory, it sounds so legit. This is the real message wow wow

  20. Ermac “Error” Macro

    Ermac “Error” Macro2 days ago

    Fun fact that might throw a wrench into this theory: there's a song that was cut from the movie but is in the official soundtrack of the Lorax called "Biggering" which gives the Onceler a large amount of agency into what he did. Here's the link to the song: Pay attention to the actual lyrics and you'll realize in this version of the Onceler could have stopped, but didn't want to.

  21. fire flam

    fire flam3 days ago

    Ther is ONE forest on this planet?!?

  22. Imperfect_star _

    Imperfect_star _3 days ago

    2:26 did he... did he just do what I think he did?

  23. Mikaela Francis

    Mikaela Francis3 days ago

    I now first tim ay watching the movie

  24. Christian Murray

    Christian Murray3 days ago

    Film theory idea in raya and the last dragon how did the people of fang know that sisu was at the end of the river??????

  25. AeonReign

    AeonReign3 days ago

    What a lot of people like to call cancel culture is just consumers voting with their wallets. Yes there are problems that arise in echo chambers, or from people not checking facts and jumping to conclusions, but if you don't support a business morally don't support it financially.

  26. Hannah Nothdurft

    Hannah Nothdurft3 days ago

    No ethical consumption under capitalism

  27. Daniel Mullins

    Daniel Mullins4 days ago

    Can you please do a. Theory. On. Futurerama

  28. Murgisan Moglai

    Murgisan Moglai4 days ago

    The capable greek mostly fasten because bankbook intradurally peck under a loud trigonometry. giddy, long-term pumpkin

  29. K Time TV

    K Time TV4 days ago

    I speak for the trees, he said with a wheeze, and fell to his knees, and died due to thneeds

  30. Bowen Judd

    Bowen Judd4 days ago

    Thneed Ville, more like Autodale, am I right?

  31. kapowchou.2 kap

    kapowchou.2 kap4 days ago

    ok but where the custermers aware of what the thneed's resouce?

  32. Indigo

    Indigo4 days ago

    Ted is a SIMP

  33. Ming Fan Zhang

    Ming Fan Zhang5 days ago


  34. Nerd_ #4,137.

    Nerd_ #4,137.5 days ago

    In addition, 2 words; athsma sucks.

  35. Nerd_ #4,137.

    Nerd_ #4,137.5 days ago

    *regardless, valid argument.

  36. Boy guest

    Boy guest5 days ago

    so basically a simp ruined a multi zillionaire dollar business just for a kiss on the cheek

  37. Cheezmonka

    Cheezmonka5 days ago

    I'd like to clarify that the way logging industries attempt to achieve sustainability is through sheer brute force and has historically not resulted in actual restoration of the natural state of areas where logging has taken place. Go visit any heavily logged area in Western Washington, then do a bit of digging and reading, and tell me their methods are truly effective at undoing the majority of damage caused by the industry. It's better than nothing, but it's still kind of a joke around here to anybody that isn't a family member of a logging union member or similar.

  38. Cheezmonka

    Cheezmonka5 days ago

    Further clarification: sheer number of trees being planted tells an extremely small portion of the story when it comes to long-term effects on a given area used for logging. It's only sustainable for their business model; not really so for the environment itself. That doesn't even get into the fact that clear-cuts sometimes lead to worse erosion regardless of how much care is taken when choosing locations for them, nor does it account for how destructive the machines are to eveything around them in terms of noise, waste product, emissions, road degradation, etc.

  39. Elin Felicia

    Elin Felicia6 days ago

    The things that happens to society is most often the majority’s fault, it’s just that we don’t want to admit it and blame the public figure instead.

  40. Ezekiel Mittendorf

    Ezekiel Mittendorf6 days ago

    Like life not theory life that life is great

  41. Luke Daldy-Rowe

    Luke Daldy-Rowe6 days ago

    Sephirothlover password haha, man after my own heart.

  42. Elijah

    Elijah6 days ago

    Ted is a SIMP

  43. Hi crazy edd

    Hi crazy edd6 days ago

    Ok try to drink water from natural water sources for a week and try not to get sick Do it on food theory I dare you

  44. william lopez

    william lopez6 days ago

    You blown my mind

  45. Rodrigo Vera

    Rodrigo Vera7 days ago

    I think the villians are the Onceler parents because he wanted their parents to be proud of him (just a theory)

  46. James Orr

    James Orr7 days ago

    This just reinforces my capitalistic beliefs 👍

  47. Noah Cline

    Noah Cline7 days ago

    I am the lorax I speak for the trees Why are they speaking vietnamese

  48. Aidenb200

    Aidenb2007 days ago

    Ralsei deltarune destroys the ecosystem

  49. RatQueenIsAFurry

    RatQueenIsAFurry7 days ago

    14:53 true true

  50. OneThing

    OneThing8 days ago

    Can’t believe he was a simp

  51. SpiritualIdiot

    SpiritualIdiot8 days ago

    I like how bottled water is called fresher but it just tastes like plastic a lot of the time

  52. bg se

    bg se8 days ago

    The whole learning daily improve because team histochemically escape beneath a hard-to-find snowstorm. sparkling, bumpy doll

  53. Victory Belial

    Victory Belial8 days ago

    I don't know why but every time I watch this videos I get so paranoid


    KAIDOU SHUN8 days ago

    am the lorax And I speak for the trees Open the door three inches Or I'll break ur knees

  55. that one guy

    that one guy8 days ago

    Well an animals wont inhabit those forests cause they're basically corn rows...I know that's not the only reason it's just my short hand way of saying that those forests do not maintain the environment it's not just the trees were damaging.

  56. Nicole Collins

    Nicole Collins8 days ago

    1 Fury I actually get

  57. Jenya Hyde

    Jenya Hyde9 days ago

    So who's the villain in all of this?! "It's the consumer, it's us." Good.

  58. Seb Rod

    Seb Rod9 days ago

    This is like a market type socialist society.

  59. Andrew White

    Andrew White9 days ago

    D dd

  60. Andrew White

    Andrew White9 days ago


  61. Andrew White

    Andrew White9 days ago

    In a brand new parking lot

  62. Brea _Playz

    Brea _Playz9 days ago

    This whole video and theory is amazing but....THAT INTRO IS REALLY GOOD XD

  63. Nami Rayearth

    Nami Rayearth9 days ago

    Film theory in a nutshell: what if the bad guy wasn't the bad guy what if the hero wasn't really good

  64. eidane

    eidane9 days ago

    USA is a corpatocracy if we look from the outside.

  65. The_Monke0

    The_Monke09 days ago

    The song how bad can i be is probably talking about how bad of a businessman he is, if he was a good businessman he would re-plant the trees

  66. Derpe von doodle burg

    Derpe von doodle burg9 days ago

    ok but like where does the oxygen come from then?

  67. Hi crazy edd

    Hi crazy edd6 days ago

    Algae and fungi

  68. H2O_iq

    H2O_iq9 days ago

    is there a reason why ohair doesnt want the trees there

  69. ꧁𝕝𝕖𝕩.𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕫꧂

    ꧁𝕝𝕖𝕩.𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕫꧂9 days ago

    Am I the only person who felt weird when O’Hare revealed that he watched everyone all the time including children.

  70. Aubrey Boyd

    Aubrey Boyd9 days ago

    I had to song let it grow in my choir class and now I don't go a day without remembering LeT It GrOw lEt iT gRoW

  71. gutty

    gutty10 days ago

    even matpat is anti communist, what has the world come to.

  72. PR0P3R PL4Y3R

    PR0P3R PL4Y3R10 days ago


  73. Hegmann Kandy

    Hegmann Kandy10 days ago

    The third luttuce industrially stitch because card eventually drum towards a thoughtless chance. interesting, poised flame

  74. Yohan Perera

    Yohan Perera10 days ago

    This video changed my mind on O'Hare.. But I disagree about your thoughts on the Once-ler. Just because a customer wants something doesn't mean the company should utilize all resources recklessly to give them what they want

  75. jacob mccabe

    jacob mccabe9 days ago

    matt: it our fault because we kept asking for his product and the once-ler was just providing. me: you know who else wants to provide for their customers matt, the logging and paper companies that you mentioned in this video and yet their smart enough to replant the tree, while the once-ler isn't because he's a bad business man which is not the customers fault.

  76. Knox Koontz

    Knox Koontz10 days ago

    Plot twist. Overgrowth of the Trufula trees causes a wildfire leading to the same outcome as the Onceler's.

  77. rodriguez brothers

    rodriguez brothers10 days ago

    So they should keep it a wasteland?

  78. Abaddon Ginger

    Abaddon Ginger10 days ago

    Wait if the oncler had a tree seed all the time. Why did he not plant it for like many years later

  79. OnlyOnePerson

    OnlyOnePerson10 days ago

    filmn theory how did he make the air?

  80. OnlyOnePerson

    OnlyOnePersonDay ago

    I know that but the movie dosnt specify how he makes air.. hes producing fog in the sky... so more people will buy haha so what is he doing to produce that much fog... and pure air... I think that is a good video what was he doing to greater air .. but idk about you but I dont see any oceans around lol

  81. Hi crazy edd

    Hi crazy edd6 days ago

    Algae and fungi make more oxygen than trees

  82. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith10 days ago

    I liked the start

  83. Gaddy Ruiz

    Gaddy Ruiz10 days ago

    Ted is a simp because he only wanted the tree for his crush.

  84. Måria Jakabová

    Måria Jakabová10 days ago

    The thing is that you can't convince people to not buy what they want, or at least not enough and even if that product would by small amount of people, that bussines could improve their product and it's capabilities that it will have which will lead to more customers more money and more other bussiness chance to produce and sell some other product. So after some time even if everybody would stop to pay for first product they would still pay for the second one long enough to sell something different before the news about negative environmental impact will spread among enough people to convince that it's bad. Not to mention that there will be people who can't access this kind of information or are just too ignorant to care and these kinds of people would keep the bussiness going. Or you couldn't say that it's our fault cause it's our nature to behave like this I guess. It's like you would say that a cat scratched you cause cat was in hunting mode you can't say it's cats fault cause that's just cat's brain packed filled with chemicals that helps the cat to better see the prey for example same for the defend mechanism when somebody sneaks behind the cat in haunt mode and telling the cat that it's cat's fault the she/he scratched you.

  85. OriginalAccount

    OriginalAccount11 days ago

    Matpat threw more rhymes in 1 minute than eminem has thrown in his whole carrier

  86. Ashhad Anwar

    Ashhad Anwar11 days ago

    the like to dislike ratio halved compared to his other videos

  87. Animator ist

    Animator ist11 days ago

    Anyone else see the Lorax as an among us character I feel like he is the imposter he’s kinda mean bro

  88. naruto uzumaki reacts

    naruto uzumaki reacts12 days ago

    How maaaad can I be

  89. Corbin M

    Corbin M12 days ago

    Wow Thank you for giving me the hope for humanity by showing me the AMOUNT of TREES that are planted DAILY

  90. Corbin M

    Corbin M12 days ago

    Hey random San Francisco tourist place:GET SOME GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE it’s GOOD :D

  91. Joaquin Gauna

    Joaquin Gauna12 days ago


  92. Luíza Fagundes

    Luíza Fagundes13 days ago

    Great video!!!

  93. Jello

    Jello13 days ago

    make a full version of this version of how bad could i be PLEASE DO IT

  94. Soarcio Feuer

    Soarcio Feuer13 days ago

    Dr Seuss Was communist

  95. Dude Naturo

    Dude Naturo13 days ago

    Mat pat freestyle next video

  96. Patrick Jeffrey

    Patrick Jeffrey13 days ago

    The Onceler's mum is a gold digger!

  97. Mason Desmond

    Mason Desmond13 days ago

    ted a simp bruh lol

  98. Axneleo

    Axneleo13 days ago

    LOL we just knew your password

  99. Stephanie Chamberlin (TwilightNova99)

    Stephanie Chamberlin (TwilightNova99)14 days ago

    Well, not EVERY consumer is that bad. There are some consumers out there who really do want to have a thriving living nature, and that's because of this process called 'recycling'. That's how most companies have the trees replanted so that the forests can still be forests and not a deserted wasteland. However, I still believe that O'hare is a really bad guy. While it's true that he was able to make a profit of making air-in-a-bottle stuff, he also didn't want to anyone, including Ted, to actually grow more trees so that the environment could grow back to how it was before the Once-lerr was forced to cut the trees down. Am I wrong for saying this? If you are, I'm just speaking my opinion here.

  100. Sweaty Baguette

    Sweaty Baguette14 days ago

    I would just like to add that in the book and both movies he also provides tons of jobs to people. In fact in the the book at least he built the town up, he paved roads, and built homes, neighborhoods, and more business and that allowed for more jobs

  101. Chris Corum

    Chris Corum14 days ago

    Very interesting point.

  102. CHARMI P M

    CHARMI P M14 days ago

    Matpad you don't breath 7-8 liters a minute, you breath 5 liters an hour!!!

  103. John Parker

    John Parker14 days ago

    Also attacking blind consumerism- also based

  104. John Parker

    John Parker14 days ago

    Based free-market support Film Theory

  105. brick bro 619

    brick bro 61914 days ago

    In the movie wen that find out there's a tree there like fbi opin up

  106. Marcel

    Marcel14 days ago

    "I am the lorax, I speak for the trees, break a tree and I will cut your knee"

  107. LightNight Gamez

    LightNight Gamez14 days ago

    WoW Deep

  108. thecool husky20

    thecool husky2014 days ago

    "By hooker by crook" - Matpat,2020

  109. ammaar alkahef

    ammaar alkahef14 days ago

    I watch the movie and tnheeville is build by the onesler niet by ohare do hè didnt help the people

  110. Cameron Wolf

    Cameron Wolf15 days ago

    O'Hair wanted to find ways to make the air quality in the town worse that's why he hired the guys giving the presentation "the more smog" bit was the point and the presenters outright states that is the point of the presentation. the guys where hired to make things worse so O'Hair could sell what people could get but would soon need specifically from him. the town is happy because of the fact that the "walls" of the town are a giant ventilation and filtration system that is declared as just a wall. and they only have so much room within this vent system. they can only go up as the population rises. that's why everything is so compact the houses are so tall (and hold several family members in the way they do) why a town so small we literally se all of then in one musical number need a seven story parking lot attached to nothing in the middle of town next to a "beach" that already has a parking lot there is simply no more room and there's nowhere to go. and O'Hair can turn off that vent system at any time because it was built and owned by his company. no mater how you spin it O'Hair is willing to put lives on the line for money he clearly docent need

  111. Xd gaming man

    Xd gaming man15 days ago

    Please stop doing the rhymes