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Dr. Seuss (book)
Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
11 April 1942 (USA) See more »
Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dr. Seuss' Horton Hatches the Egg is an excellent Bob Clampett cartoon See more (7 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Sara Berner ... Maysie / Baby (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Mouse / Hunters / Audience Member (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Clampett ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ... Horton / Peter Lorre Fish (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Clampett 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Maltese  story
Dr. Seuss  book

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Henry Binder .... assistant producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
A.C. Gamer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Robert McKimson .... animator
Warren Batchelder .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Izzy Ellis .... animator (uncredited)
Earl Klein .... layout artist (uncredited)
Lou Lilly .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Thomas McKimson .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Phil Monroe .... animator (uncredited)
Bob North .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Virgil Ross .... animator (uncredited)
Rod Scribner .... animator (uncredited)
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist (uncredited)
Cornett Wood .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

10 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Peter Lorre 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 »
[First lines]
Narrator:Horton Hatches the Egg. Now once in a jungle, or so the tale goes, there lived a strange bird that most everyone knows. Her name, it was Maysie. She was mean as could be, and never seemed happy while up in her tree. Sighed Mayzie, this lazy bird hatching her egg...
Maysie:I'm tired and I'm bored and I've kinks in my leg from sitting, just sitting here day after day. It's work, how I hate it. I'd much rather play. If I could find someone, I'd fly away free.
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The Hut-Sut SongSee more »


Suicide Committing Fish? Did I Read This Question Right???
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hatches the Egg is an excellent Bob Clampett cartoon, 27 December 2007
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This afternoon while I was waiting for Enchanted to begin, there was a preview for the new computer-animated feature, Horton Hears a Who? with the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell. After going home and checking out the Cartoons, Model Sheets, and Stuff blog, I discovered the presence of another Horton tale from Dr. Seuss that I remembered from childhood called Horton Hatches the Egg that became a Warner Bros.-Bob Clampett cartoon. Anyone who's read HHtE will be glad to see how faithfully Bob adapted both the story and drawings to his short while adding some of his own gags and a ditty called "The Hut-Hut Song". One of those gags had a fish that looks like Peter Lorre and as he sees the elephant sitting on an egg on a tree in a boat moving in the sea for the circus, well...Oh, watch the cartoon. And kudos to Mr. Clampett for making such a wonderful Dr. Seuss animated cartoon. The Cartoons, Model Sheets, and Stuff blog linked this from Daily Motion.

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