Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

  • U
  • Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino (2008)
  • US
  • 82 min
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Adapted from a Dr Seuss story, this classy animated fable from the makers of Ice Age is a real treat for all ages. Horton the elephant (voiced by Jim Carrey) discovers a speck-sized world on a grain of pollen that is home to the city of Whoville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos. But Whoville is threatened with imminent destruction and, before Horton can even begin to save it, he must convince his fellow jungle folk that the place exists, and that he is not just suffering from some jumbo-sized delusion. The Mayor (voiced by Steve Carell) is the only Who able to communicate with Horton, and in addition to alerting his community to their peril, he also must convey to them that their salvation lies in a bigger, broader world that only he is aware of. This is terrific stuff - colourful, fast and fun. Kids will love it. So, too, will grown-ups, who additionally can ponder the philosophical ramifications of the film's world-within-worlds "multiverse". Elephants and ethics - quite a mix!

Plot Summary

Animated adventure based on the popular children's book, featuring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. In the jungle of Nool, Horton the elephant hears a voice coming from a speck of dust, and puts it on a clover for safekeeping. Imagine his surprise when he discovers the speck is a world in danger, and its people, the Who, need his help.

Cast and crew


Jim Carrey
Mayor of Whoville
Steve Carell
Carol Burnett
Councilman / Yummo Wickersham
Dan Fogler
Seth Rogen
Mrs Quilligan
Jaime Pressly
Dr Mary Lou Larue
Isla Fisher


Jimmy Hayward
Steve Martino

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 21 Mar 2008
Certificate U
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent