The long-popular children's story comes to animated life enjoyably, with Danny DeVito supplying the voice of the ecology-minded title character, who warns that all trees will be replaced with synthetic facsimiles if something isn't done.
His story inspires a young man (voice of Zac Efron) who's trying to win the favor of someone he admires (voice of Taylor Swift). Ed Helms ("The Office") and Betty White also are in the voice cast. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda; deleted scene; three "mini-movies"; sing-along. *** (PG: P) (Also on Blu-ray; starts Aug, 21 on Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times