Perhaps you have seen the trailers for the new cinematic adaptation of The Lorax that are making the rounds. Here's one:
This marks yet another chapter is ongoing descecration of Dr. Seuss's work through licensed adaptations. Not one of the posthumous films based on his work does honor to his source material. From pro-revenge agit-prop of Jim Carey's Grinch to this oddly redempting The Lorax, Hollywood seems determined to destroy the books I and almost everyone I know grew up on. What's next, a Butter Battle Book where they fight with butter in some delightful way and then have a truce at the end?
I can't help but feel that this is yet another great example of why copyright over a work should perish with its author. The stewards of Dr. Seuss's work-- the people respnsible for licensing this crap-- are not moving forward with the work's best intentions at heart. Dr. Seuss's work would be better served by being in the public domain, where many adaptations could bloom, none of them "official," allowing the source text to continue to be the one real version of the story.