Ted Wiggins
Ted Wiggins
Background information
Feature films The Lorax (2012)
Television programs The Lorax (TV series)
Video games The Lorax (video game)
Books and Comics
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Zac Efron
Performance model
Inspiration Ace Virtueson
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Appearance Slender, four feet tall, 12 years old, fair skin, brown hair, brown eyes
Birthday May 6th
Home Thneedville, Vancouver (Only in VIVA LA TIRO: The Movie)
Relatives Mrs. Wiggins (mother)
Unnamed father (deceased)
Grammy Norma (grandmother)
Isabella (mother-in-law; deceased)
Brett & Chet (brothers-in-law; deceased)
Grizelda (adoptive mother; deceased)
Ubb (adoptive father; deceased)
M.K. (stepmother; only in Rise Of The Brave Tangled Dragons)
Hiccup (stepfather; only in Rise Of The Brave Tangled Dragons)
The Once-Ler (foster brother)
Pets Sport (dog)
Allies In The Lorax: Audrey, Once-Ler, Lorax, Mrs. Wiggins, Grammy Norma
In VIVA LA TIRO: Hiro Hamada, Racer Loyalton, Ace Virtueson, Jake Long, Ron Stoppable, Gru, Megamind
Enemies In The Lorax: Thneedville GUARDS
In VIVA LA TIRO: Ronny Vain, Grimmy, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Dr. Nefarious, Gru (formerly), Megamind (formerly)
Powers and abilities Fast and durable
Weapons Scooter shoot
Fate Enabled


Theodore "Ted" Wiggins is the deutragonist of the 2012 adaptation of The Lorax. He is named after Theodore Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. He is voiced by Zac Efron.

Physical Appearance

Ted is an average sized 12-year old boy in the film as well as in the book and TV series. According to official sources, he is 4'0" (142 cm) in height and rather slender. He has messy brown hair (black hair in the book and TV series) and brown eyes. Throughout the movie, he is seen with a red striped shirt with a gray sweater underneath, dark blue jeans, and black shoes. When he's riding on his scooter, he also sports a pair of goggles and bright red helmet.

In the book, Ted is simply an unnamed young boy who goes to listen to the Once-ler's story. While the book version mostly resembles Ted from the film, the boy from the 1972 TV special has black hair and wears a white turtleneck sweater.


Ted is an idealistic 12-year old boy who is often extremely determined to get what he wants. In some deleted scripts of the Lorax, he was rather selfish and was obsessed with getting a "whoozit," which was apparently some sort of cool toy. In the final film, however, his initial goal is to get a real live tree in order to impress his crush, a 16-year old girl named Audrey. His birthday is on the 6th of May.

Ted doesn't let anything stop him from achieving his goal, not even the angry O'Hare, who discourages him time and time again from going past the Thneedville town wall to see the Once-ler.

While Ted listens to the Once-ler's story, his concern changes from simply impressing Audrey to actually bringing back the trees and showing the beauty of nature to the ignorant people of his town. Ted employs the help of Audrey, along with his mother and grandma, to get the seed planted in the middle of town, even with O'Hare chasing them.

Aside from having an iron will, Ted is also shown to be a dauntless (sometimes to the point of recklessness) and successful kid. In the movie he is often seen performing daredevil stunts with his scooter in order to get in and out of Thneedville, and his house is decorated with posters and awards showing his success in various things.

Ted is also shown to have a slightly selfish and impatient side, especially toward the beginning of the movie.

Powers And Abilities

Ted does not have any magical abilities, but he's incredibly fast and durable, especially on his scooter. He can perform impossible-seeming stunts on his scooter, and can fall on it from great distances without showing pain. He's also a fairly good public speaker, as he is able to show the seed to the people of Thneedville and convince them of their need for trees.


  • Name: Ted Wiggins
  • Nickname: Ted
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 12
  • Alignment: Good
  • Birthday: 5/6/1998
  • Sign: Taurus
  • Voice: Zac Efron


  • Ted is 12 in the book, 13 in the TV series, and 12 in the film.
  • Ted wears a red t-shirt in the book, and white long sleeve shirt in the TV series.
  • Ted's birthday is on May 6.
  • Ted is Hiccup and M.K.'s stepson.
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