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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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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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One Elephant One World One Story 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

The basket that Jo-Jo McDodd jumps into to reach the slingshot which ascends him to the old observatory, is actually a part of a giant Alexander Calder sculpture known as a "mobile." See more »

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At the end, everyone manages to confront Horton and somehow managed to get to him even though he destroyed a bridge earlier in the film and it was the only was to get across. See more »

Quotes

Horton: We must become invisible, travel silently, for there are forces that would seek to destroy us.
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References The Crimson Pirate (1952) See more »

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Swingville Sashay
Written by Muff & Rezz
Performed by Muff & Rezz
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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User Reviews

 
Very Well Done Film
6 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm telling the truth...i thought this movie would be a stinker from the teaser trailer and TV spots but this surprised me as well as every other person at the screening. It even surprised the film operator! Anyway, the great voice cast voiced by some great actors, Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell and even Seth Rogen(which is a nice change for him, from all his dirty cursing roles(don't get me wrong,i love him in those roles)). Dane Cook was a little annoying, but it wont really distract you from the big picture. In this film, Steve Carrell is the Mayor of Who-Ville, a town on a dandelion full of tiny people. Jim Carrey plays Horton...who is a elephant who finds a dandelion, picks it and figures out he must protect it because of Who-ville. Seth Rogen plays a rat like creature in his role. A supporting cast with Amy Poehler, Jonah Hill, Dan Fogler and much more. This film is great for little kids and a surprising delight for adults.


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