First look at Once-ler from "" has been unveiled. has shared a photo that sees the villainous character from the movie adaptation of Dr. Seuss' children book as a young man, and not a Grinch-like monster as some may have expected. In it, he is seen chopping down a Truffula tree, which can be used to make Thneeds (a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need).
Christopher Meledandri, Illumination CEO, explained about the character's appearance in the animated movie, "[Seuss] gave us the clues on the page." He said, "If there was a clear sign this character was something other than human, we would have abided by that. But okay, he's wearing gloves. You're not going to put gloves on a monster."