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Horton Hears a Who! (1970)

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

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Ben Washam (co-director)

Writer:

Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hans Conried ... Narrator / Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey (voice)
June Foray ... Jane Kangaroo / Mother Who / Baby Who / Cindy Lou Who (voice)
Chuck Jones ... Junior Kangaroo / Various Whos / Quizmo McKwoff / JoJo (voice)
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Storyline

In this story, Horton discovers there is a microscopic community of intelligent beings called the Who's living on a plant that only he can hear. Recognising the dangers they face, he resolves to keep them safe. However, the other animals around him think Horton has gone crazy thinking that there are such beings. They resolve to take action for his own good and Horton and The Who must struggle against these impossible odds to prevent a tragedy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horton Hears a Who! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to being director/animator, Chuck Jones was also at the microphone supplying the voices of various characters. See more »

Quotes

Mother Who: Is Horton an elephant?
Baby Who: No, ma'am, Horton's a pickle.
Other Baby Who: What's a Horton?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrs. Toucanella Told Me
(uncredited) (1970)
Music by Eugene Poddany
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Performed by June Foray
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Boil that dust speck! Boil that dust speck!
15 December 2005 | by echozdogSee all my reviews

I had fond memories of this movie from when I was a kid. I never see it on TV anywhere though. This is my kids favorite book for me to read. They like to finish the line "A person's a person no matter how small". The most vivid memory is of the Wickersham Brother's singing "Boil that dust speck! Boil that dust speck!" and the "We are here!" letters getting caught in the clouds and the little twerps "Yop!" breaking through. I wish they would make the other Horton story "Horton hatches an egg!" into a movie. This one addresses the topic of adoption in a very cool way. Since all my kids are adopted I especially like that one.

Horton hers a who is great for kids! 8/10


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