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Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

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

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Horton (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Vlad (voice)
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Morton (voice)
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Tommy (voice)
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Sally O'Malley (voice)
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Mrs. Quilligan (voice)
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Rudy (voice)
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Miss Yelp (voice)
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JoJo (voice)
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Storyline

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." Written by Griffin84

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dust | elephant | rescue | kangaroo | animal | See more »

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Who-mongous! See more »


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Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,947,089 (UK) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$154,529,187 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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Amy Poehlers character is named Sally O'Malley, which is also the name of a recurring character on "Saturday Night Live (1975)" played by Molly Shannon. Both Poehler and Shannon got their careers started on Saturday Night Live. See more »

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The mayor explains to his son that the family has been in Whoville for centuries. A few scenes later we learn that the city is planning their centennial. Actually they are celebrating their one hundred years of happiness and peace, so his family could have been there for centuries. See more »

Quotes

Horton: We're a club. We're a group. We can take a vote on the issues. We can be a secret society, and no one else can join, unless they wear a funny hat!
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A Person Is a Person No Matter How Small
5 October 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the jungle of Nool, the elephant Horton hears a voice in a speck; he uses a clover to rescue the speck of dust and he makes contact with the Mayor of Whoville. Horton discovers that in that tiny speck there is a city crowded of people and he decides to leave Whoville in a safe place. However, the evil Kangaroo does not believe in his words and finds Horton dangerous for the children of Nool, making them believe in what they can not see, hear or feel, and incites the animals against Horton.

With the message "A Person Is a Person No Matter How Small", "Horton Hears a Who!" is a lesson of respect and rights of the minorities through hilarious situations. The animation is awesome, the characters are nice and I liked this great family entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Horton e o Mundo dos Quem!" ("Horton and the World of Who!")


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