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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Horton (voice)
... Mayor (voice)
... Kangaroo (voice)
... Vlad (voice)
... Morton (voice)
... Councilman / Yummo Wickersham (voice)
... Dr. Mary Lou Larue (voice)
... Tommy (voice)
... Sally O'Malley (voice)
... Mrs. Quilligan (voice)
... Narrator (voice)
... Rudy (voice)
... Miss Yelp (voice)
... JoJo (voice)
Shelby Adamowsky ... Hedy / Hooly / Additional Voices (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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,012,998, 16 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$154,529,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297,138,014
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Trivia

The basket, into which JoJo McDodd jumps, 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 »

Goofs

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. Elephants also can't climb trees, stand upright, hold objects with their front feet, move their ears like hands, or talk. However, Horton is a Dr. Seuss-style elephant from a fictional world, so all these stunts are feasible. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mary Lou Larue: You shaved ush!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, the cast is singing "Can't Fight This Feeling". See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: The Lorax (2012) See more »

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Written by Thomas Foyer (as Thomas Feuer)
Performed by Thomas Foyer
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Very Well Done Film
6 March 2008 | by 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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