Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! (Blu-ray) (2008)

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Overview

Based on the 1954 children's book by Dr. Seuss, HORTON HEARS A WHO! is a 2008 computer-animated Hollywood update of the beloved illustrated tale. Horton (voiced by Jim Carrey), a thoughtful elephant living in the jungle of Nool, discovers that an entire society, Whoville, rests inside a speck. He gently rests it on a clover flower, and searches for a place where it will be safe from the perils of the larger world. Establishing contact with Whoville's befuddled mayor (Steve Carell), Horton faces disbelief from his animal friends, including his blue mouse pal, Morton (Seth Rogen), and unwittingly incurs the wrath of an uptight kangaroo (Carol Burnett), setting the playful pachyderm on a journey to the most remote parts of Nool, with malicious vultures and monkeys not far behind.

Executive produced by Chris Wedge, the creator of ICE AGE, and directed by Steve Martino and Jimmy Hayward, this CGI take on Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel) is the first 21st-century adaptation to hew closely to the artist's true spirit and visual style. While Carrey, Carell, Burnett, and the rest of the vocal talent (also including Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Jonah Hill) contribute lively performances, the animation is the real focus of the film, displaying a stunning array of colorful characters and landscapes that capture Seuss's wonderfully whimsical aesthetic. Though Seuss loyalists might be dismayed by some liberties taken (particularly a Japanese anime-style interlude and a brief musical number set to a REO Speedwagon hit), the movie's heart is in the right place, resulting in a topnotch family feature.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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G (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Childrens,Animated
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    87
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Full Frame - 1.33
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    Dolby Digital Surround - French, Spanish
    Subtitles - Cantonese, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
    Additional Release Material:
    Deleted Scenes: 13 Deleted Scenes with Introduction jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino
    Shorts: Ice Age Short: Surviving Sid
    Audio Commentary:
    1. Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino - Directors
    2. Jim Carrey - Star; Steve Carell - Star
    Featurette:
    1. Watch Horton Hears a Who! with Who
    2. Beyond Animation
    3. The Voice of Horton: Jim Carrey
    4. That's One Big Elephant
    5. The Genesis of Katie
    6. Your World is Changing, Too!
    7. How Does Horton Hear?
    8. A Person is a Person - Practical Life Lessons
    9. Is It Seuss?
    Interactive Features:
    BD-J Game - We Are Here!
    Text/Photo Galleries:
    23-Animation Screen Tests
    Introduction to Animation Screen Tests with Animator Nick Bruno
    Disc 2: Digital Copy
  • Release Date
    12/09/08
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    G (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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USA Today 03-13-2008 "The look of the story is an undeniable treat, and the message it weaves is both funny and sweet....Razzle-dazzling and artful..."
Empire 05-01-2008 3 stars out of 5 -- "Carrey and Carrell are nicely understated....Genuinely amusing....This WHO is easily as good as the sum of its parts."
Los Angeles Times 03-14-2008 "[T]he movie retains much of the gentleness and sincerity of the book..."
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