Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!

DVD - 2008
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One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. Good thing since 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. Unfortunately for Horton, this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors. They 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."
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition: Widescreen and Full screen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Horton hears a Who! [dvd].


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May 24, 2019

I found myself rolling my eyes at the thought of yet another lame remake of a classic Dr Seuss based film. However, I will give "Horton" some credit; they thankfully refrained from adding crude moments to such a wonderful classic story, unlike so many other horrible "remakes". That being said, I loved the animation, although I really think today's animation technology is a far cry from the 'classic' animation of the "old days". My main problem with this film is that it is way too long. I prefer the original cartoon version that is on my DVD copy of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". It's much more true to the book.

Nov 14, 2018

4/5 Horton Hears a Who! Is an animated comedy film released in 2008 based on a book with the same name by Dr. Seuss. This movie is a hilarious adventure that all kids should watch. Apart from the great voice performances by Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and the entirely fun atmosphere of the movie, it also contains deeper messages. A major theme developed across the course of the movie is the idea of universal human morals despite vastly different locations and lives. This is embodied in the quote often repeated in the movie “A person’s a person no matter how small.” The film also teaches it’s viewers the importance of loyalty as seen in Horton’s catchphrase “I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephant is faithful 100%.” These ideas are important to instill in the youth of the modern age, and it is refreshing to watch a kids movie with some deeper lessons embedded throughout. The effort put into the film is apparent. The animation is not only stylized but high quality throughout the movie. All of the voice acting is expressive and really contributes to making high-quality characters that are fun to watch. @Joaquin of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 10, 2016

I like all the Dr. Seuss DVD's. I recommend this for all ages. It is not too violent or sexual for kids. It has moral lessons for children.

Dec 30, 2015

very enjoyable and whimsical. hate that the bullies didn't get a fair punishment for all the abuse they gave Horton. excellent animation

Nov 21, 2011

movie wouldn't play, all scratched up

Mar 27, 2011

Another great children's movie that any adult can enjoy. Great movie for a family night. This movie won't disappoint.

Aug 19, 2010

kids loved it watched it over and over , i as well thought it was worth watching again and again ha ha .

Dec 24, 2008

Good - Horton Hears a Who! (2008) *** 86 min. with the voices of Jim Carrey as Horton, Steve Cavell as the Mayor, Caroll Burnett as Kangaroo. The CGI animation is top notch in this adaptation of Dr. Seuss' story. The film follows closely and expands on the television adaptation first released in 1970 but without the songs (which is a good thing). The only disappointment in this picture was the ending - without spoiling the ending for those that have never seen or read Horton Hears a Who!, it missed the O. Henry/Twilight Zone-ish ending. Oh well. The kids will love it and the adults will too. By the way, does anyone know if this event took place before or after "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas", which also takes place in Whoville! To think that the Grinch lives on a speck of dust; now isn't that cool?

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Mar 27, 2011

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

Mar 27, 2011

Horton: There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!


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Mar 27, 2011

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.


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