Do you know which line Seuss removed from his book The Lorax? Hint: It's about Lake Erie and was spoken by one of the Humming-Fish as they marched out of the river at the foot of the Once-ler's factory. And in which version of The Lorax does it still exist? The line Seuss removed was spoken by one of the Humming-Fish marching out of the river polluted by the Once-ler's factory:
I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie.
Seuss deleted those words more than fourteen years after the story was first published when two research associates from the Ohio Sea Grant Program wrote to Seuss about the clean-up of Lake Erie. The line however remains in the DVD release of the 1972 television special made from the book:
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The animated musical television special was directed by Hawley Pratt, produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and stars the voice talents of Eddie Albert and Bob Holt. It was first aired by CBS on February 14, 1972.
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