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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 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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Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who  »

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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

After the snow falls in Whoville, the children can be seen building a "Grinch" snowman. 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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Horton: We must become invisible, travel silently, for there are forces that would seek to destroy us.
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During the credits, the cast is singing "Can't Fight This Feeling". See more »

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Referenced in The Night Before (2015) 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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I do like, Sam I am
14 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

So far, this is the best possible example of bringing a Dr. Seuss book to life. The animation is top notch and the design of the characters stay true to Dr. Seuss' vision. Overall, a splendid effort from 20th Century Fox.

"Horton" tells the story of an eccentric elephant named Horton (voice of Jim Carrey) who stumbles upon a floating speck that is actually an infinitesimal world that is home to thousands of tiny little creatures called Whos. Though microscopic, the world known as Whoville is a land of technological achievement. The Whos are intelligent little creatures who are strange in appearance.

The Major of Whoville (voice of Steve Carell) is the first person to come into contact with Horton after he hears his voice in a drainpipe. Like Horton, he has a somewhat bizarre personality, so no one believes him when he claims that the world is going to end. Likewise, no one believes Horton when he claims that a race of people are living on the diminutive speck.

After he is somewhat shunned by his friends and society, Horton sets off on the misadventure of his lifetime to relocate the speck to a safe location so that the citizens of Whoville can live in peace once more.

Again, this is a great film for all ages. Kids will lap up the lush animation while parents can have a chuckle at the adult jokes that are scattered throughout. Dr. Seuss would be proud.


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