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So yeah I accidently saved this while I was kidding and wrote pee on it and didn’t save the original (its Onceler in Teds clothes
shit on a stick ewifbW:EITUBGWJKERG
so I’m putting this here instead of on my art blog because fuck it
The Lorax | Thneedville (Original Demo)
I have a lot of feelings about The Lorax demos.
When I listen to the demos on the Lorax OST, the first thing that comes into my mind is “Wow, what would this movie have been like?!”
In the finished movie, Ted’s part of the story is so much weaker than the Once-ler’s part of the story. The Once-ler has a personality, and an implied backstory (with his awful family) to fit it. His character develops from innocent to prideful to isolated in a totally natural way. Ted does not develop. Ted likes Audrey. Audrey likes trees. That’s it.
But it totally wasn’t going to be that way! Listen to the demo for “Thneedville,” nice big Broadway-style opening number to introduce the protagonist and his problem. At some point, Ted’s motivation wasn’t love, it was greed. All he ever wants is his Whosit.
Greedy Ted actually has lessons to learn from the Once-ler’s failures. He has common traits to bond with the Once-ler over! Forget about just giving him the seed, the Once-ler can make him into a better person. The Lorax’s speech in “Biggering” establishes greed (not, say, family pressure) as the main cause of the Once-ler’s downfall. And if Ted doesn’t change, he’s doomed to repeat it.
It makes me appreciate the possibilities of Ted’s character a lot more. Even if he’s a bit of a whiny brat.
…Theodore Wiggins that’s cheating!