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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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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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Wickersham Brother (voice) (uncredited)

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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Grinch makes a brief cameo appearance as one of the Whos in Whoville.See more »
Quotes:
Horton:[after he rescues the dust speck] There. Whoever you are, all your troubles are over. I'll-I'll put you down safe on this comfortable clover.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Old Doc HooveySee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Chuck Jones and elephant sense, 21 September 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

While some might say that "Horton Hears a Who!" was mostly a funny story for children, I notice a similarity to an earlier cartoon which Chuck Jones - who would have turned 95 today - directed: "Punch Trunk". That one portrays a tiny elephant accidentally ending up in a major city, and anyone who sees it is considered insane (though it really does exist in the cartoon). In this cartoon, Horton befriends the microscopic citizens of Whoville but everyone else considers him crazy. Not only do both stories involve elephants, but they both depict beings which most individuals would probably never imagine existing but really do exist (in the cartoons, that is). What to make of this? Maybe I'm reading too far into the cartoon. Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones probably intended for the story to mostly be entertainment for children, and it is quite enjoyable. I recommend it.

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