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

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Directors:
Chuck Jones
Ben Washam (co-director)
Writer:
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
19 March 1970 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A much underrated classic. See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Hans Conried ... Narrator / Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey (voice)

June Foray ... Jane Kangaroo / Mother Who / Baby Who / Cindy Lou Who (voice)

Chuck Jones ... Junior Kangaroo / Various Whos / Quizmo McKwoff / JoJo (voice)
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Thurl Ravenscroft ... Wickersham Brother (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Ben Washam (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)

Produced by
Chuck Jones .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
 
Original Music by
Eugene Poddany 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Faris 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
 
Production Management
Earl Jonas .... production manager
 
Art Department
Don Foster .... graphics
Chuck Jones .... storyboard artist
Bob Ogle .... storyboard artist
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... animator
Carl Bell .... animator
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Angel Esparza .... background artist
Don Morgan .... layout artist
George Nicholas .... animator
Tom Ray .... animator
Phil Roman .... animator (as Philip Roman)
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irv Spence)
Richard Thompson .... animator (as Dick Thompson)
Ben Washam .... animator
Irv Wyner .... background artist
 
Music Department
Eugene Poddany .... conductor
Eugene Poddany .... songs: music by
Dr. Seuss .... songs: lyrics by
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
26 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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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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Soundtrack:
Wickersham Brothers' SongSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A much underrated classic., 16 July 2004
Author: Akbar Shahzad (rapt0r_claw-1) from Karachi, Pakistan

Chuck Jones and Theodore Geisel teamed up to produce the animated adaptation of Geisel's classic Horton Hears a Who! (why does the title always end in an exclamation mark?), as they did earlier for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Horton's story is just as good as the Grinch's, with wonderful animation by Jones, and excellent lyrics by Dr. Suess (aka Geisel). Horton Hears a Who! has a moral: a BIG one. It deals with the concept of free speech, and how no one should believe they are the center of the universe and are the ones that REALLY matter, let alone that there is no one else at all. Both Dr. Hoovey and Horton are condemned as quacks just because they are not, like the rest of the community, self-centered morons. This in itself is a wonderful short story. But if you combine it with excellent lyrics and unbeatable animation, you have captured the essence of Horton Hears a Who! What really baffles me is that this masterpiece is so unappreciated as to be mentioned in a four-line paragraph at the back of a video with The Grinch as the feature. This "supplement" is just as good as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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