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Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino (2008)

82min
U Certificate
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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!

Summary

A kindly elephant hears a cry of help coming from a speck of dust and discovers the minuscule city of Whoville. As he tries to help its citizens, the other animals begin to question his sanity, and the evil Kangaroo incites them to turn against the do-gooder. Animated adaptation of Dr Seuss's book, with the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen and Will Arnett.

Cast & Crew

Horton Jim Carrey
Mayor of Whoville Steve Carell
Kangaroo Carol Burnett
Councilman / Yummo Wickersham Dan Fogler
Morton Seth Rogen
Mrs Quilligan Jaime Pressly
Dr Mary Lou Larue Isla Fisher
Director Jimmy Hayward
Director Steve Martino
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 21 Mar 2008

Comedy Childrens Drama

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