Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faith-fully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. Coincidentally, Maisie happen to fly by just as the egg is about to hatch and demands that Horton give it back to her. Written by
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Did You Know?
was a favorite characterization for the famed Warner Bros. cartoonists, as he tangled several times with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He was also portrayed as a fish in a Dr. Seuss
Warner Bros. cartoon, Horton Hatches the Egg
(1942). See more
Sold to a circus, then week after week, they showed him for people with 10 cents a peek. Poor Horton grew sadder as days came and went. But he said as he sat in that hot noisy tent...
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.
[He gets the sweat off his face
An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent.
Referenced in Horton Hears a Who!
The Hut-Sut Song
Written by Leo Killion
, Ted McMichael
, and Jack Owens
Sung by Horton toward the beginning and at the end See more