Dr. Seuss’s Widow Says ‘The Lorax’ Is Education, Not Propaganda – Forbes
Fox News host Lou Dobbs thinks the new film “The Lorax,” the animated feature-length version of the classic Dr. Seuss book, is an insidious attempt by “the President’s liberal friends in Washington” to “indoctrinate our children” into the cult of environmentalism.
Dr. Seuss’s widow disagrees.
“I think any and all talk about the environment cannot be written off as propaganda,” Audrey Stone Geisel, who was married to Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel from 1968 until his death in 1991, told me Friday afternoon, speaking from her home in La Jolla, Calif. We spoke on the day that marked both the 108th anniversary of the author’s birth and the national theatrical release of “The Lorax.”
Geisel, who oversees her late husband’s legacy as president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, doesn’t dispute that “The Lorax,” both book and film, has a message for its young readers. “I think it’s very much there and it really should be,” she says. Asked exactly what that message is, she quotes the book: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“I don’t see that as political, especially, but I suppose it is because everything is political in some way or other,” she says.
Strange Random Dr Seuss Quote:
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
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