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The Once-ler's Mother
No buts Oncie, you´re running a business now. You have to do whats best for the company, and your momma.
~ Once-Ler's Mother manipulating Once-Ler

The Once-ler's Mother is the tertiary antagonist in the 2012 film The Lorax. She is voiced by Nasim Pedrad.

Role in the Movie

She helped cut down the trees and is the mother of Bret, Chet, and Once-ler. She is snobby, money-crazy, somewhat manipulative, selfish, and cruel to her youngest son. She constantly belittles Once-ler, and was said he wouldn't amount to anything all his life. However, this wasn't the case when the Once-ler created and mass-produced the successful Thneed, which has become very popular.

She is the one who convinced Once-ler to continue cutting down the trees, making her somewhat the true antagonist. Mostly its clear that she wants Once-ler to make the business more successful to keep her well kept. Once the last one falls, she says that she is disappointed in Once-ler and names Bret as her new favorite child (it is either because she was dissapointed in her son for cutting down the last tree, that there are no more trees to cut down, or that Once-ler can't keep selling Thneeds).


She is moody, spoiled, lazy, money-crazy, greedy and failure-intolerant. She is somewhat manipulative and abusive especially to Once-ler.


  • Mama's current life is unknown. We can presume that she is either deceased or very old ( since the Once-ler is now very old).
  • Despite being the tertiary antagonist of the film, she is the main antagonist of the Once-ler's flashback story.
  • Her real name was never revealed in the film.
  • Her character seemed to be much more hated by fans of the film than the film's main villain, Aloysius O'Hare.


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