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Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

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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Morton (voice)
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Miss Yelp (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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14 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who  »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,012,998 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$154,529,187 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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Trivia

In the scene, where the Mayor (Steve Carell) consults Dr. Mary Lou Larue (Isla Fisher) about what would happen if Whoville was a tiny spec in space, you can see that Dr. Larue is holding up a piece of paper. On that paper, the first paragraph is just random typing. However, the following paragraph, it reads: "Clerk Maxwellies which othe machines, ranging fromag-neticles variety. Aside tranging. Electrodynamics at rea of theorology of the for can ever..." See more »

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

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Narrator: [epilogue] And so, all ended well for both Horton and Who's, and for all in the jungle, even kangaroos. So let that be a lesson to one and to all; a person is a person, no matter how small.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, the cast of Horton Hears a Who! are singing "Can't Fight This Feeling". See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Can't Fight This Feeling
Written by Kevin Cronin
Performed by Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, and Dan Fogler
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True Telling instead of an Adaptation
10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Third time seems to be a charm for the big screen adaptations of Dr. Seuss. Finally, the film world has gotten it write in the presentation of Horton Hears A Who. There is no added surprises to this film, unlike its predecessors The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat. The storyline follows the book almost exactly, with the extra time coming from adding detail instead of adding new events.

Jim Carey does a great job in bringing the character of Horton to live, without being completely over the top. Carol Burnett as the Sour Kangaroo brings just enough fright to her role as to not completely darken the story. The characters are brought to live with the pure intent of the Dr. Seuss without seeming fake.

This is a great film for kids, especially those who know the story very well. There are enough jokes that sneak over little heads to keep adults entertained as well.


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