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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: A Green-Carpet Event

HOLLYWOOD, CA | Feb. 28 Pacific ArcLight Cinema

This green-carpet celebration is designed for alumni and children of all ages. It includes presentations by producer Christopher Meledandri ’81, CEO of Illumination Entertainment, and Donald Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, refreshments, and an advance screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The film opens nationwide on Friday, March 2, 2012. 


5 pm, Registration opens in the theater lobby

6 pm, Presentations by Christopher Meledandri and Professor Pease

6:30 pm, Screening commences

Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, is renowned for his family-audience films, including the global blockbuster Despicable Me and Hop (distributed by Universal Pictures), as well as next summer’s Despicable Me 2Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax continues the successful collaboration between Meledandri and Dr. Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel.  Before founding Illumination, Meledandri was an executive at 20th Century Fox for 13 years and became founding president of 20th Century Fox Animation.  He oversaw the creative and business operations of Blue Sky Studios , where he supervised and produced movies including Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Robots, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Simpsons Movie and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!.

Donald Pease, professor of English, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, chair of the Dartmouth Liberal Studies Program, and winner of the 1981 Distinguished Teaching Award at Dartmouth, is an authority on 19th- and 20th-century American literature and literary theory. He is the author of numerous books, his latest, Theodor Seuss Geisel (2010). In 2010, he inaugurated "Re-Mapping the Transnational Turn: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies.” In 2011, Pease was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the Faculty of Languages at Sweden’s Uppsala University. He has been awarded Guggenheim, Mellon, Ford, and Hewlett fellowships and has twice received a National Endowment for the Humanities directorship to teach college teachers about 19th-century American literature. 

This Dartmouth on Location event is organized by the Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles and Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media (DAEMA). For more information on DOL adventures, contact Alumni Continuing Education at 603-646-9159 or