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Horton Hears a Who! (1970)

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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Storyline

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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18 March 1970 (USA)  »

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Das sprechende Staubkorn  »

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Trivia

In addition to being director/animator, Chuck Jones was also at the microphone supplying the voices of various characters. See more »

Quotes

Tho Whos: [singing to Dr. Hoovey, who they now believe after they have been dropped from the sky] Just tell us what we have to do! / Just tell us and we'll follow you! / We'll save this town, we'll save this world! / Just tell us what we have to do!
Dr. Hoovey: [spoken] What to do? / I wish I knew!
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Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Metal Militia (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Doc Hoovey
(uncredited)
Music by Eugene Poddany
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Performed by the MGM Chorus
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Puts the Grinch in his place!
7 March 2000 | by (Vero Beach, FL) – See all my reviews



I saw both of these TV specials as a kid. I was 8 when How the Grinch Stole Christmas! premiered and 12 when Horton Hears a Who premiered.

And I wondered then and wonder still As children do and adults will

If those kind Whos in the Grinch's show Are the same that Horton hears, you know?

Then this would mean to one and all That Whos are not the only ones small

And that big, gruesome, greedy Grinch Who seeks the Whos' Yule for to pinch Is towered over by an INCH!

Did Seuss mean for Whoville to be The same in either show we see?

I've pondered this and ponder still As adults may and children will

The Whos we meet in Grinch's show Are kindly folks we'd like to know

But those we see mock Dr. Whovey Are arrogant and not so groovy!

Seuss never linked the Whos for us So you may ask why I make fuss

I simply think his brain sublime Would create different pronoun rhyme If those Whos weren't the same, cor blime!


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