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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:
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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$154,529,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297,138,014
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Mayor receives a goldfish in a fishbowl from a Who who looks remarkably like the Cat In The Hat (he is only seen twice, briefly - once from behind, and later from a distance - and his hat has blue stripes instead of red). Later, just before the first attack by Vlad, the Mayor is resuscitating the fish. When the fish lands back in his bowl, he leans on the side of the bowl just like the goldfish in The Cat In The Hat. 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 »

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 »

Connections

References Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973) 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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Finally, a film that does justice to one of Dr. Suess's childhood favorites!!
11 March 2008 | by johnnymacbestSee all my reviews

For the first time in years, I can state wholeheartedly that this film is the most faithful adaptation of Dr. Suess's children's books EVER being brought to the big screen with the voice talents of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and of course, Carol Burnett. I've never thought that Suess's cartoon illustrations can be so wonderfully spot on in this film with its bright, crisp colors, and flawless animation. What's great about all this is that they expand upon the film, rather than improving it with excess baggage like they did in 2004's live-action flop "The Cat in The Hat" which pretty much was "The Batman & Robin" adaptation of the classic children's book and I hated that film with an utmost loathsome passion. At least "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" was entertaining in its own right, though I admit it too was a little nauseating; namely because some scenes had so many garishly lit colors and was a bit too over the top. With all that aside, "Horton Hears a Who" not only will be the best animated film of the year, but may also win an Oscar for "Most Faithful Adaptation of a Children's Classic". I think this film will appeal to children and adults and for those who read the book since childhood not to mention serve as another venue of wholesome family entertainment for the general audience.


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