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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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Vlad (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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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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Trivia

A Who holding a plate of 'Green Eggs and Ham' is visible during the crowd scene at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

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: I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one hundred percent.
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Agua Melao
Written and Performed by Gilberto Candido
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Finally, a film that does justice to one of Dr. Suess's childhood favorites!!
11 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the first time in years, I can state wholeheartedly that this film is the most faithful adaptation of Dr. Suess's children's books EVER being brought to the big screen with the voice talents of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and of course, Carol Burnett. I've never thought that Suess's cartoon illustrations can be so wonderfully spot on in this film with its bright, crisp colors, and flawless animation. What's great about all this is that they expand upon the film, rather than improving it with excess baggage like they did in 2004's live-action flop "The Cat in The Hat" which pretty much was "The Batman & Robin" adaptation of the classic children's book and I hated that film with an utmost loathsome passion. At least "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" was entertaining in its own right, though I admit it too was a little nauseating; namely because some scenes had so many garishly lit colors and was a bit too over the top. With all that aside, "Horton Hears a Who" not only will be the best animated film of the year, but may also win an Oscar for "Most Faithful Adaptation of a Children's Classic". I think this film will appeal to children and adults and for those who read the book since childhood not to mention serve as another venue of wholesome family entertainment for the general audience.


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