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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 Mayor's skis have the same design as the Cat's, in the book "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back". See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

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Katie: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.11 (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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A Person Is a Person No Matter How Small
5 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

In the jungle of Nool, the elephant Horton hears a voice in a speck; he uses a clover to rescue the speck of dust and he makes contact with the Mayor of Whoville. Horton discovers that in that tiny speck there is a city crowded of people and he decides to leave Whoville in a safe place. However, the evil Kangaroo does not believe in his words and finds Horton dangerous for the children of Nool, making them believe in what they can not see, hear or feel, and incites the animals against Horton.

With the message "A Person Is a Person No Matter How Small", "Horton Hears a Who!" is a lesson of respect and rights of the minorities through hilarious situations. The animation is awesome, the characters are nice and I liked this great family entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Horton e o Mundo dos Quem!" ("Horton and the World of Who!")


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