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Forget the Happy Meal. 'Lorax' gets green tie-ins
Even US EPA gets behind Hollywood's tree-hugging Dr. Seuss character
By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Dr. Suess' anti-industrial crusader, The Lorax, is about to become a big-time corporate spokesman.

Universal Pictures will begin promoting its latest movie featuring the character from the rhyming children's books this month with a host of commercial tie-ins for eco-friendly products.

The animated movie, "Dr. Suess' The Lorax," is set for release March 2 in North America.

It's about a creature who "speaks for the trees" and fights rampant industrialism in a retelling of the classic first published in 1971.

The studio's nearly 70 launch partners ' including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Whole Foods Market ' are seeking to latch onto the Lorax's nature-friendly message.

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