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Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Poster

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Character error 

Just before the Mayor is seen for the first time in the movie, the Narrator says his surname is McDodd, even though his wife's surname is O'Malley.
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Continuity 

When we first see Jo-Jo, the narrator introduced him as "the smallest who of all." But seconds later one of his little sisters appears in the same shot and she is clearly smaller than he is.
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At breakfast, when it's Jo-Jo's turn with his dad, 12 seconds start on the clock, but when the mayor starts showing Jo-Jo all the perks about being mayor, the clock goes back to 12 seconds left when it should be at 5 seconds left.
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Factual errors 

In order to save the speck of dust, Horton quickly sucks up some water from the pond and swallows it. However elephants can't drink through their noses. They use them to squirt water into their mouths when they're thirsty.
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Incorrectly regarded as 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.
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Plot holes 

When the mayor is telling Horton about his family, he says "I have a beautiful wife, ninety-six daughters and one son." He doesn't mention his son's name. Yet later in the movie, Horton says "The mayor has one son named Jo-Jo." Unless he and the mayor have another conversation in the movie that we don't see, Horton couldn't have known Jo-Jo's name.
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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.
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