Horton Hears a Who! (1970)

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Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

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Narrator / Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey (voice)
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Jane Kangaroo / Mother Who / Baby Who / Cindy Lou Who (voice)
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Junior Kangaroo / Various Whos / Quizmo McKwoff / JoJo (voice)
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In this story, Horton discovers there is a microscopic community of intelligent beings called the Who's living on a plant that only he can hear. Recognising the dangers they face, he resolves to keep them safe. However, the other animals around him think Horton has gone crazy thinking that there are such beings. They resolve to take action for his own good and Horton and The Who must struggle against these impossible odds to prevent a tragedy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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19 March 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Grinch makes a brief cameo appearance as one of the Whos in Whoville. See more »

Quotes

Horton: [after attempting to get the Whos to make themselves heard, which fails] Uh, you should've heard *that*, just as clear as a bell. / Everything is going to be... perfectly swell.
Jane Kangaroo: Hmph, I heard nothing, and *you* didn't either, / And as for my prodigy, *he* didn't...
Junior Kangaroo: ...Neither!
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Featured in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Dr. Hoovey, You Were Right
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Music by Eugene Poddany
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Performed by the MGM Chorus
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Boil that dust speck! Boil that dust speck!
15 December 2005 | by (Edina, MN) – See all my reviews

I had fond memories of this movie from when I was a kid. I never see it on TV anywhere though. This is my kids favorite book for me to read. They like to finish the line "A person's a person no matter how small". The most vivid memory is of the Wickersham Brother's singing "Boil that dust speck! Boil that dust speck!" and the "We are here!" letters getting caught in the clouds and the little twerps "Yop!" breaking through. I wish they would make the other Horton story "Horton hatches an egg!" into a movie. This one addresses the topic of adoption in a very cool way. Since all my kids are adopted I especially like that one.

Horton hers a who is great for kids! 8/10


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