Today, Entertainment Weekly delivered the most wonderful and ultimate of Earth Day message. Danny DeVito cracked open a great children’s classic Dr. Seuss story, The Lorax, and, of course, read a loud this most perfect and relevant tale.
The Dr. Seuss classic tale family friendly fable about the consequences of ignoring conservation first found its way to book stores 49 years ago. The message couldn’t be more important today, a time of greed and short-sighted approaches to global warming.
With health concerns keeping many safe at home this year, Earth Day 2020 celebration seems subdued. Perhaps, that’s just what the planet needs, though. Evidence of lower pollution in major cities, due to less vehicular activity, gives way to the return of long-lost vistas. Thus, though it has its draw backs and frustrations, some good does come from “Stay Safe at Home.”
DeVito delivers the ultimate Earth Day message
In the spirit of Earth Day, while following said stay safe suggestions, one actor played his role in a touching tribute to the spirit of today’s special date. Beloved actor Danny DeVito reacquainted himself with a familiar face as he read from childhood Seuss favorite, The Lorax. For those who missed the 2012 animated feature film, DeVito provided a voice for the wise Lorax in the movie.
Practicing stay at home safety, DeVito read Seuss’s story of Swomee swans, Truffula trees and eventual environmental disaster via video shot in his own home. While we would have loved to see this timely tale told from under the Once-ler’s home at Seuss Landing (Islands of Adventure), watching Danny DeVito’s expressions as he read from the beloved book is still absolutely priceless.
Watch and enjoy the actor who portrayed the main character read The Lorax below!
One final message
The Lorax and its warning is indeed the ultimate Earth Day message. However, as quoted in the Entertainment Weekly article for this reading, DeVito has one more message for viewers:
“Hi everybody, it’s Danny DeVito, and I’m asking you from the bottom of my heart, all over the state of New York, stay home,” he said in the message. “I mean everybody. I mean, we got this virus, this pandemic and, you know, young people can get it and they can transmit it to old people and the next thing you know — I’m out of there.”
How did you celebrate Earth Day? Please share your love for the planet in the comments.
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