I started thinking more about the Once-ler’s past, and I wondered what his dad was like. Since, in the movie, his dad wasn’t there, I started to create a back-story for him. I figured that the Once-ler was really close to his dad when he was young, and did a lot of stuff together, like roast marshmallows. But, Once-ler’s daddy was very sick and couldn’t do a whole lot, so this prompted Once-ler to create something something that could make his dad’s life easier, something that could do a thousand things so his father wouldn’t have to exert himself. So, that’s where the idea of the Thneed came from. Sadly, his daddy passed when he was young, but he promised that he would still make the Thneed and sell it to everyone. This pic is dedicated to yisusfishus because she helped me brainstorm and she’s my super awesome buddy.