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Review of The Lorax, Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle BaldaBy PAUL D. MILLERI am torn by movies like The Lorax (2012). It is a nicely-animated, moderately-fun kid’s movie with a pro-environment message. It is also horribly preachy. Why does environmentalism seem stuck in a stance of permanent sanctimony?Sneed-ville is a walled city so artificial that the trees are made of plastic. A boy decides he must find out what happened to the trees (to impress a girl, naturally). He wanders o … [Read more...]