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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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Cinco Paul (screenplay by), Ken Daurio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Horton (voice)
Steve Carell ... Mayor (voice)
Carol Burnett ... Kangaroo (voice)
Will Arnett ... Vlad (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Morton (voice)
Dan Fogler ... Councilman / Yummo Wickersham (voice)
Isla Fisher ... Dr. Mary Lou Larue (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Tommy (voice)
Amy Poehler ... Sally O'Malley (voice)
Jaime Pressly ... Mrs. Quilligan (voice)
Charles Osgood ... Narrator (voice)
Josh Flitter ... Rudy (voice)
Niecy Nash ... Miss Yelp (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... JoJo (voice)
Shelby Adamowsky 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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A persons a person no matter how small ! See more »


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Trivia

Rudy, Kangaroo's son, mentions in one scene an imaginary friend of his named "Thidwick". Another Dr. Seuss story is "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose". See more »

Goofs

Whoville would have been safe indefinitely had Horton not 'rescued' the speck from the field of clovers after Vlad had dropped it. By picking it up, Horton put Whoville back in danger. See more »

Quotes

Councilman: This is the chairman...
Horton: Idiot! You're finished in this town! Is that understood? Finished! You Boob!
[brief pause while the chairman splutters]
Horton: I'm just joking.
Councilman: Eh heh, good one.
The Mayor of Who-ville: Horton, I'd like you to meet my wife, Sally.
Sally O'Malley: You exist! This means my husband isn't crazy. Hooray!
The Mayor of Who-ville: And these are some of my daughters, Hildy, Helga, Hula, Heidi, and Hedy.
HedyHeidiHildyHelga: Hi!
The Mayor of Who-ville: And this is Miss Yelp, my loyal assistant. And this is Dr. Larue.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits of the international version, the cast is singing "Can't Fight This Feeling", while the US version has blank credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Projectionist Project: The Lorax (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by Gilberto Candido
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Very Well Done Film
6 March 2008 | by joecantongamingguruSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,012,998, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:

$154,529,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$298,572,799
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1.85 : 1
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