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DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO

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Recommended age 4-12
86 minutes
DVD
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DR. SEUSS
Horton, the happy elephant from the creation of Dr. Seuss, finds adventure and wisdom when he encounters a whole village of little people on a speck atop a pink blossom floating in the air. Horton, the only 'large' person who hears them must overcome the doubt and ridicule of his friends as he seeks to protect his new found, very tiny, world by placing it in a safe place on a high mountain top. As the possibility of making it all the way to safety becomes harder and harder, Horton (voice by Jim Carey) becomes more and more determined and pushes himself to run across cold snow, climb dangerous roads, and depend on the love of his family who believe in him. This clever, engaging film is delightful in its' crisp animation. Much to the surprise of the townspeople who do not share in Horton's imagination and spirit, they too come to hear the 'Who' and realize that we all, however big or small, matter-an engaging lesson for both adults and children. This film, with humor and sensitivity, promotes the awareness of diversity and shows positive pride in following one's truth. A fun, forgiving, discovery with Horton, the elephant.
Based on the timeless classic book by Dr. Seuss, the imaginative elephant Horton hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Suspecting there may be life on that speck and despite his friends who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help. Featuring a memorable cast of voices including Jim Carrey, Carol Burnett and Steve Carell, this is a faithful and hilarious adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic book with outstanding talent, vibrant animation, nonsensical rhymes and expressive characters. Carrey's portrayal of Horton is charming. Thankfully, they didn't fall into the potty humor trap for this film which is refreshing. The film's message is about respect and having faith in things that can't be seen. The message, "a person's a person no matter how small" introduces kids to thoughtful philosophical questions.
One of Dr. Seuss' most beloved stories roars to life as never before in this enormous animated adventure that proves "a person's a person no matter how small." 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!
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