Film și animație

Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

Special Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this video!
Get the Special Black Friday deal! ► and use code FILMTHEORY to get 68% off a 2 year plan plus 4 additional months free w/ with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!
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!
Get yourself some Theory Wear! ►
Don't miss a Film Theory! ►
#TheLorax #Lorax #LoraxMovie #DrSeuss #LetItGrow #Onceler #Theory #FilmTheory #Matpat
Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►
Rick's True CRIME! | Rick and Morty ►►
How PICKLE RICK Functions! ►►►
Blair Witch's SECRET DANGER! ►
Ariel & Hercules Are RELATED?! ►
Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editor: Josh Langman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    Acum 5 luni

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

    • JupiterKnight


      Acum o Zi

      yes lol

    • Jyryl Crest Biboso

      Jyryl Crest Biboso

      Acum 2 Zile

      His crush is like 5 years older than him

    • Declan McKenney

      Declan McKenney

      Acum 4 Zile

      ):l >:(

    • Angel Ocampo

      Angel Ocampo

      Acum 5 Zile

      @Sharky Lady L l lol. P. O p l. Ll. L l. O. P lo. L p. L lo. L. L lll said. K k l. M l l.

    • Zachary Thumm

      Zachary Thumm

      Acum 10 Zile


  2. ZGuy0fSci


    Acum 5 ore

    Yup. So until and unless people don't buy things like the Sequel Trilogy stuff or related to the hiiiiiiigh republic, they'll just keep it up, same for supporting say Trovo instead of Twitch, maybe. And we've seen in time slowly that Collectivist Voices from Conservatives can make slow change.

  3. Guy That

    Guy That

    Acum 6 ore

    Did you think for a minute about compressed air

  4. Squallycellar 25

    Squallycellar 25

    Acum 8 ore

    Everyone : we will die if trees don’t exist Cyanobacteria: am I a joke to you

  5. Sky Cookie

    Sky Cookie

    Acum 13 ore

    How much I wish I used this for a school assignment you will not believe.

  6. Ty'Mari Randolph

    Ty'Mari Randolph

    Acum 13 ore


  7. Benjamin Bierley

    Benjamin Bierley

    Acum 13 ore

    Earworms...the word for the music is earworms, music that are designed to get stuck in your head, granted their "good" earworms, but yeah...

  8. Voltek the Cyborg

    Voltek the Cyborg

    Acum 15 ore

    When I rewatched the movie (before this theory) I was like, "Hey, shouldn't the Onceler had replanted the trees and make his business prosper?" And then BOOM, this came out and I was happy

  9. Irwan Nirwana

    Irwan Nirwana

    Acum 16 ore

    The lorax is sus

  10. knightowl_artist


    Acum 17 ore

    Lemme just throw something out here... the best dystopia is one that seems like a utopia.

  11. TheWalkingTrashCan


    Acum 18 ore

    1:14 were you expecting a but? :2 seconds later BUT-

  12. I Trigger People For Fun

    I Trigger People For Fun

    Acum 19 ore

    This is the only theory I've seen on this channel that is 100% correct.

  13. Quirky Chicken's

    Quirky Chicken's

    Acum 21 oră


  14. Despina Topapaki

    Despina Topapaki

    Acum 22 ore

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, and after watching this, I'm a Film Theorist ❤🖤

  15. Matthew Murray

    Matthew Murray

    Acum 23 ore

    I m not sure I syould watch this its my 2nd favorite movie after the croods and matpats track record with ruining childhood classics is.... lets leave it at that

  16. Blue Shell

    Blue Shell

    Acum o Zi

    I dunno. This seems a lil half-baked. But eh whatever

  17. Navraj


    Acum o Zi

    Theodor Seuss Geisel

  18. Nicolas Cruz

    Nicolas Cruz

    Acum o Zi

    Honestly, we just need this man to be the 100000000iq man to tell us that Dr. Seuss has a bigger brain than most people realized. He sent messages out there that were much larger than we realized.

  19. Andre Carpenter

    Andre Carpenter

    Acum o Zi

    Biggering disproves this theory in a way by showing how he is very aware that he is killing things but doesn’t care as long as his business grows

  20. Honkai gamer

    Honkai gamer

    Acum o Zi

    When they like it and you want them to make them happy you cant just stop

  21. Supernova Spirit

    Supernova Spirit

    Acum o Zi

    See thats why if you wanna watch a good movie about deforestation you watch Ferngully.

  22. The Helix of Life

    The Helix of Life

    Acum o Zi

    I dunno, I always figured that the bottles of air were pressurized

  23. pixel pirate

    pixel pirate

    Acum o Zi

    wait what about the radioactive child?

  24. Victor Yanez

    Victor Yanez

    Acum o Zi

    Wow. Finally... After all this time I've finally saw a video where he points the finger at the viewer. 😞

  25. Zinc Shepherd

    Zinc Shepherd

    Acum o Zi

    ⚠️ WARNING⚠️ long wind opinion below: I agree with most of your points, except your bad guy conclusion. We definitely need to take responsibility for the companies we support, but that wouldn't be something we'd have to be concerned about if those said companies weren't doing bad in the first place. The Onceler admits several times in his song to: 1. Lying in legal court. (Presumably about the damage he's causing) And 2. Donating to fake charities for the sake of boosting public image. Both of which are acts that obscure the consumers ability to have a responsible and informed perspective of his company. No one asked him to destroy the forest. It's the decision that he made, the sacrifice he chose because people liked his product. Even by your theory's logic, O-hare made the decision to allow people to believe that the air wasn't safe in order to make a profit. That's why he's was so against trees. It would destroy his illusion. He was effectively trying to stealing away the people's freedom, by ensuring the outside world would stay unlivable. I find the message that companies should not be held responsible for their destructive actions as an incredibly toxic message to spread, and I really hope that you're not intentionally perpetrating this ideology.

  26. Headpfones


    Acum o Zi

    I have a thought. Maybe Illumination didn’t miss the point, maybe like how it’s been shown, we ended up missing what was put right in front of us

  27. The cringe coconut !

    The cringe coconut !

    Acum o Zi

    Ok but how does the oncler breath air just fine

  28. Dummy Dummy

    Dummy Dummy

    Acum o Zi

    Lorax: *UNLESS* you can do something about pollution, it will only get worse. Also Lorax: *BUY THIS GAS CAR.*

  29. Dummy Dummy

    Dummy Dummy

    Acum o Zi

    Lorax: *UNLESS* you can do something about pollution, it will only get worse. Also Lorax: *BUy THis cAr tHat iS COmpleteLy nOt GAs-EFFicient aNd thAt iS UsInG FoSSil FUeLs ConSTaNtLY.*

  30. Dummy Dummy

    Dummy Dummy

    Acum o Zi

    Lorax: *UNLESS* you can do something about pollution, it will only get worse. Also Lorax: *BUy THis mAzda tHat iS COmpleteLy nOt GAs-EFFicient aNd is UsInG FoSSil FUeLs ConSTaNtLY.*

  31. Dummy Dummy

    Dummy Dummy

    Acum o Zi

    Lorax: *UNLESS* you can do something about pollution, it will only get worse. Also Lorax: *BUy THis mAzda tHat iS COmpleteLy nOt GAs-EFFicient aNd tHat iS UsInG FoSSil FUeLs ConSTaNtLY.*

  32. SNImportant


    Acum o Zi

    Nice song

  33. H H

    H H

    Acum 2 Zile

    We live in a society... 😩

  34. ArthroMan


    Acum 2 Zile

    I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees and for some reason their speaking vietnamese

  35. KiziFromRealm


    Acum 2 Zile

    Lol I love the Intro

  36. Hows your day?

    Hows your day?

    Acum 2 Zile

    Also, the oncler also gives Ted the seed after he *knows* that Ted just wants a kiss from Aubrey also great video!

  37. Weird Conrad

    Weird Conrad

    Acum 2 Zile

    I was really sad that he didn’t go “aaaaaaaand CUT!! Thanks for watching” :(

  38. USSR


    Acum 2 Zile

    acualy its a kids movie those buisness men are the villans plus if u werent moneytizing this u would never do it

  39. Domas Svirskis

    Domas Svirskis

    Acum 2 Zile

    if the lorax is armed no trea is harmed

  40. DarkSkull 2597

    DarkSkull 2597

    Acum 2 Zile

    Actually O'Hare didn't create the town, the Oncler created the town

  41. coconut


    Acum 2 Zile

    What? Every interesting I'm surprised about this theory! Great work my dude

  42. B T

    B T

    Acum 2 Zile

    14:53 *Amogus*

  43. BIazeGod


    Acum 2 Zile

    If you have headphones or speakers, listen to 13:10 without the left side.

  44. Oompa Loompa

    Oompa Loompa

    Acum 2 Zile

    Song name

  45. ComputerDefeated


    Acum 2 Zile

    this just feels like a critique of the Lorax 2012 movie but hey... that's just facts, dude, this movie sucks.

  46. Xothecat7


    Acum 2 Zile

    Omg that intro though

  47. Chocolate Kitkatz

    Chocolate Kitkatz

    Acum 2 Zile

    I think the reason Ohare didn’t want to plant the tree is because the process of it getting cut down and becoming a wasteland again could happen

  48. samuel hopkins

    samuel hopkins

    Acum 2 Zile

    you have forgotten the water pollution in the opening song a child stats "i just went swimming and now i glow" we later learb the childs name is Wesley in the song let it grow. the city of thneedville sustains its self by maintaining the very same negligent buisness practices that destroyed the world around them listen to the opening song again and you will understand why the trees have not grown back on there own the pollution level produced by the city has ensured that there is no chance that the environment can recover while the onceler and theed co may have destroyed all the trees the acts of thneed ville prev the trees from regrowing

  49. Jessica Goin

    Jessica Goin

    Acum 2 Zile

    Can you now do ENA plz, I would love to see that

  50. Josh Blalock

    Josh Blalock

    Acum 2 Zile

    I didn’t buy nothing

  51. Rafaela Vera Lugo

    Rafaela Vera Lugo

    Acum 2 Zile

    I have a question: If there are no plants, how are they living on just the air and that jello food?

  52. Ruby Schuyler

    Ruby Schuyler

    Acum 2 Zile

    I support team trees but I only have $3.20. With no way of getting it to Mr. beast or mark Rober!

  53. Short dumb person

    Short dumb person

    Acum 2 Zile

    Ok but like why does that one kid glow if there’s not that much pollution?

  54. joseph spear

    joseph spear

    Acum 3 Zile


  55. Prince Hart

    Prince Hart

    Acum 3 Zile

    Okay but they’re still bad. The consumers likely had NO idea.

  56. Alan Ethrington

    Alan Ethrington

    Acum 3 Zile

    But seriously instead of chopping down the tree he cuts the leaves (I think) that's on it

  57. Alan Ethrington

    Alan Ethrington

    Acum 3 Zile

    "How bad~ can I be" I know it was bad but I love that short song ngl 😑🖐️

  58. Java U18C [RF DAOP 8]ツ

    Java U18C [RF DAOP 8]ツ

    Acum 3 Zile

    0:53 - Thomas and friends present day in a nutshell:

  59. Draconarious TheGamer

    Draconarious TheGamer

    Acum 3 Zile

    Except Onceler and O'hare have the power to decide whether their organization continues those exploitative practices and allows the demand to cycle increasing popularity to DECIEVED consumers.

  60. Insane izuku Midoriya

    Insane izuku Midoriya

    Acum 3 Zile

    I swear if you try to make bakugo became a good guy I'm killing every single hero that ever and will ever lived

  61. Auline


    Acum 3 Zile

    It's so sad that the movie took on this more comedic, child-friendly tone. The book has a much better message and delivery. Also, the song they cut out of the movie (Biggering) is one of my favorite songs now.

  62. Tanner Natoli

    Tanner Natoli

    Acum 3 Zile

    Did you just recreate the Lorax song?

  63. Maria Shelnutt

    Maria Shelnutt

    Acum 3 Zile

    I love the intro lol

  64. Master James

    Master James

    Acum 3 Zile


  65. Sandra's shorts

    Sandra's shorts

    Acum 3 Zile

    (this is a kid) and animation sins understood the move i think

  66. Sapphire Gamer

    Sapphire Gamer

    Acum 3 Zile

    Can this guy be my lawyer In court please

  67. Trainer Flowey

    Trainer Flowey

    Acum 3 Zile

    Not gonna lie, i cringed at this movie, but i get the message. (Just, not the aftermath.)

  68. nerdycookiebunny


    Acum 4 Zile

    Video aside I think the real thing this video should be asking is HOW THE HECK DO YOU BOTTLE AIR!!

  69. Khanh Pham

    Khanh Pham

    Acum 4 Zile

    Love the rhymes



    Acum 4 Zile

    Teds dad never came back from getting the air

  71. DJ the lizard

    DJ the lizard

    Acum 4 Zile

    An I the only person who LOVES the onceler's suit

  72. Dylan N.

    Dylan N.

    Acum 4 Zile

    Lol the beginning 0:00

  73. Sevenyard307


    Acum 4 Zile

    he only cut birch trees not oak trees

  74. Sevenyard307


    Acum 4 Zile

    but matpat the bottled water is clean somebody:you need an filter

  75. Declan McKenney

    Declan McKenney

    Acum 4 Zile

    y did you recreate that song at the beginning, it was sooooo freaking cringy

  76. Ivan Gemmill

    Ivan Gemmill

    Acum 4 Zile

    The movie was always kinda confusing but the songs are great.

  77. Niall Mcshane

    Niall Mcshane

    Acum 4 Zile

    I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees Cut them down and break your knees.

  78. Weirdo Animations

    Weirdo Animations

    Acum 4 Zile

    I love this guy

  79. Dotty Titan

    Dotty Titan

    Acum 4 Zile

    Yaknow it's great when you're being told that consumerism is bad by the company behind the minions

  80. Optimuawesome 101

    Optimuawesome 101

    Acum 4 Zile

    more like "THE LARDEX"

  81. Caroline Santana

    Caroline Santana

    Acum 4 Zile

    Aloishis o'hare! DA BAD GUY

  82. hangry jho

    hangry jho

    Acum 4 Zile

    Matpat has been infected with rhyme time, a rare condition that occurs when one listens to to many Disney songs where one can not ever stop rhyming ever

  83. antonio guglielmetti

    antonio guglielmetti

    Acum 4 Zile

    The difference between O'Hare and Onceler is that Onceler actually had a heart, regretting what he did and still trying to be nice to pipsqueak and getting very happy when the lorax came back but O'Hare saw the Onceler as a model for cash and found a way to make people like him at the same time. O'Hare goes crazy when people figure out they don't need his Monopoly and if he's creating more smoke in the sky, he's not necessarily caring for the people as much as he loves money. Also it's not totally the consumer's fault because the entrepreneurs have the choice to hold back as well

  84. antonio guglielmetti

    antonio guglielmetti

    Acum 4 Zile

    13:09 his voice goes out on the right ear

  85. A really cool username

    A really cool username

    Acum 4 Zile

    both the movie and this video is neoliberal propaganda. disgusting. jk

  86. Random Content

    Random Content

    Acum 4 Zile

    Moar Pun Pat

  87. The Raven Hunter

    The Raven Hunter

    Acum 4 Zile

    Feel like MattPatt also kinda missed the point.... Also Ohair could also be pumping air into the city with huge tax costs

  88. G beast

    G beast

    Acum 4 Zile

    🧴+💨+🤧=💲 this is how it works you think this is how it works because it is

  89. Samantha James

    Samantha James

    Acum 4 Zile

    What about the oncelers house it is out side of thneed vile and he is still alive

  90. Blender Beanie

    Blender Beanie

    Acum 4 Zile

    6:45 ah well, it depends on where you live. I live in a place where the water is not good to drink, sure, you can drink it, but it has lots of gunk in it like chlorine, to a point, where you can smell it. Boiling the water in a kettle, lots of calk is just flaking off, the water gets noticeably milky and it reeks of chlorine. so i rather buy plastic bottles. Granted, in germany we have the system where you can bring back your water bottles and get your money back. which is nice

  91. Alfie Greenwood

    Alfie Greenwood

    Acum 4 Zile

    I love this movie especially the music IT’S NOT BAD

  92. Matthew


    Acum 5 Zile

    Ok matpat I'm with you with everything except that bottled water comment. Not everyone has access to clean drinking water

  93. Sofia Alvarez Fernandez

    Sofia Alvarez Fernandez

    Acum 5 Zile

    Basically, HUMANS ARE ALL STOOPID, no offense and all

  94. Sofia Alvarez Fernandez

    Sofia Alvarez Fernandez

    Acum 5 Zile

    IDK what to say... I love dat movie but it does not make sense like Home ALone

  95. Luke Cuda

    Luke Cuda

    Acum 5 Zile

    Warning: Major Chringy Intro ahead

  96. Minecraft Gamer

    Minecraft Gamer

    Acum 5 Zile

    Nerd is made from Dr. Seuss

  97. Jonathan santoyo Duarte

    Jonathan santoyo Duarte

    Acum 5 Zile

    IHOP and Comcast are okay but once they start making car commercials it was very bad

  98. STUPID Lucas

    STUPID Lucas

    Acum 5 Zile

    i think the real question is who made more money

  99. chatboulon


    Acum 5 Zile

    But what of poor young Westley?! He just went swimming, and now he glows~



    Acum 5 Zile

    best song is let it die let it die let it shrivel up and die