Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

 (6,895)6.81 h 26 min2008X-RayG
A playful pachyderm named Horton becomes a reluctant hero when he discovers the microscopic city of Who-ville on a floating speck of dust and embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the town from the dangers of the jungle. Featuring a who's who of superstar voice talent, including Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett, this heartwarming hit comedy delivers loads of laughs and tons of fun for the whole family!
Jimmy HaywardSteve Martino
Jim CarreySteve CarellCarol Burnett
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Patty Apostolides (Author)Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
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Fantastic children's story!
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I love books by Dr. Seuss. And this story was captivating and flowed well, even though I had a difficult time picturing this tiny speck on a flower being a whole city. It really struck home when Horton tried to save them, and the whole town was singing at the top of their lungs so that they could be heard by those animals that surrounded Horton; it left me with tears in my eyes. I caught myself singing along. I was singing for the little guy. The little speck that no one knew existed. Horton was not the only one who experienced conflict, but the people in Whoville also didn't believe there was an elephant larger than life. What a contrast between these two different worlds. Horton's belief in the little guy was commendable and when everyone worked together to make it happen, it was a win-win situation. We need more stories like these.
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Anne RabbtReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2021
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BOP! We are Here! WE ARE HERE!!!
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There are certain events, certain moments of your life, that you will immediately snap back to the exact moment.

And then you have Dr Seuss to fill in those moments where you've snapped back and you don't recognize anyone - nor they you!

A good time can then be had with Horton (or a Cat in the Hat, Sam I Am, The Lorax, the Grinch (after his heart had grown 3 sizes bigger), or a red fish, or perhaps a blue fish).

Never doubt your abilities and limits, being abke to create your own good times is vital in these, post-covid times!
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Headphone JackReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2015
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Somehow combine heavy topics with a light, silly kids movie
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For movies that have a dual meaning, you usually see quite a few efforts to have double entendres as jokes for the adults in the middle of something for kids. Horton Hears a Who goes in a different direction with this by addressing some pretty big questions:

* If you can't see, hear, or see something, how do you know it exists?
* How do we react to authority when it contradicts our own sense of right and wrong?
* What do you do if everyone around you thinks your behavior is anti-social?

It's not all right or left concepts here. There's some ideas around faith, morality, environmentalism, and government. All this heavy stuff cleverly stashed inside a movie with lots of sight gags, cute characters, and great voice acting. Win.
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Amanda BurrierReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
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So under rated, it’s so cute
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My 5 year old son loves Dr. Seuss books and movies. When he discovered that Horton hears a who was a movie we had to watch it. I feel like this is an under rated movie but I find it so cute and so much better than other Dr. Seuss movies.
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SanteriaReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2009
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Horton Hears a Hit
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This is a fun movie.Just every element of it ( Except one) is so very Seuss-ian, that it recalls memories of all those years ago for me, and yet the way the film has been done, it brings it right into the current period.Whilst the Adults may Love the Commentary, and some of the extras that explain the attention to detail, the kids may just get into the total fun of the Whimsy and awesome fun that is Dr. Seuss, and dare I say it, the time-less fun that is the tales of Dr. Seuss. And the look of the two worlds is totally appropriate, even the music is elemental, and very
much within the tone of the story.
My Big Gripe in the main film is the "anime" sequence, but since they kept that in because in test runs they had kids spurt soda out their nose, I guess that seems a suitably whimsical reason to keep it in, if somewhat anachronistic.

The Audio Stories ( In the Gift set only, although you can buy the longer set of these stories elsewhere) is excellent, as an adult who bought the items for myself, I still love them. And Horton as a Plush Toy is superb. The Packaging is just brilliant as well.

The DVD has been done well( the Double DVD), and the commentary is excellent and does not make you feel like you are in film school. The extras are pretty much mostly good, except for some of the preachy stuff, but I guess if the film has a point then the preachy extras have a point too, so thats the reason for them being there.
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ashleyReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2019
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M. BarnhillReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2008
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Very good movie and amazing picture quality
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[[ASIN:B001DTUU7A Horton Hears a Who! [Blu-ray]]]

What a nice surprise. My family of two young boys stayed away from the film in the theaters as most remakes of Dr. Suess' classic have been very disappointing. When my son started asking for it and amazon had such a great price, I picked it up. It's now in constant rotation and I must say, it's very good.

The Horton story is not very long and the filler used to stretch the film out works well. The additional characters that were "beefed up" to add to the story are great. The voice actors are some of our favorite (Seth Rogen)and Jim Carrey in no way takes away from Horton with his usual "Carrey-ness".

As a Home Theater show off Blu-ray disc, without spoiling any of the story, there is a scene with many pink flowers blowing in the wind. It's pure 1080p eye candy!!!

This is not at the level of PIXAR, but right up there with the Dreamworks films (Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar) and worth a viewing.
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amazonreviewerReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019
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A true adaptation of the book! So glad to see this Dr.Seuss book animated.
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I purchased this movie wth a free credit and was not disappointed. This is a cute adaption to Dr. Seuss’s classic story Horton Hears A Who. Jim Carrey plays the voice of Horton along with other voices from Steve Carell Seth Rogan and Dane Cook. Enjoyable for all ages.
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