A new CG animated feature film from 20th Century Fox Animation, the makers of the ‘Ice Age’ films, based on the beloved book first published in 1954 by Ted Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr Seuss. Seuss books are among the defining works of family literature, having sold over 200 million copies, and have been translated into fifteen languages. The “Horton” series (“Horton Hears a Who”, “Horton Hatches the Egg”) is consistently among the top-selling of all Seuss titles – generation after generation.
In the movie “Horton Hears a Who,” Jim Carey is the voice of Horton, the inventive and imaginative elephant who teaches his young friends about the amazing world around them. One day Horton, with his big ears, hears a voice on a speck of dust floating in the jungle air. Horton catches the speck on a dandelion, and begins to talk to the speck. The Mayor of Whoville (voice Steve Carell) talks to Horton, and the Mayor can not believe that there is something bigger than his world. After there are several climate changes (darkness in the middle of the day and snow in summer) that occur in Whoville, the Mayor believes that his world is in great danger. The Mayor tries to warn his people of the impending doom, but everybody ridicules him and thinks he is crazy. Horton is getting the same reaction from everyone who thinks he is also crazy; especially the kangaroo (voice Carol Burnett) who wants to get rid of the speck, and Horton’s wild ideas. Horton defends the speck by saying that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Horton talks to the Mayor and tells him that he is going to put the speck in a safe place and out of danger.
Escape to the Jungle of Nool with the loveable and 100 percent faithful Horton the elephant as Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. releases the animated DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! as a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray including Digital Copy December 9.
One of Dr. Seuss’ all-time classic children’s books, HORTON HEARS A WHO, comes to life with the help of an all-star voice cast including Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett. Dr. Seuss’ whimsical tale imparts to children and adults alike the meaning of compassion, forgiveness and faith.
DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! also stars Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler and Jaime Pressly. The DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO!
In many ways, the success of an animated film can be judged by how well it brings its characters to life. Casting the right voice actor is key, but finding the right lead animator can be just as important. For the lead character in its fourth animated feature, HORTON HEARS A WHO!, Blue Sky Studios turned to David Torres, who has been with the company since the first ICE AGE and helped shape the character of Diego, the saber-toothed tiger.
Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray including Digital Copy are loaded with bonus features, big and small, including commentary with directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, eight featurettes, exclusive deleted footage and the debut of the ICE AGE short SURVIVING SID. Additionally, a DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! DVD Gift Set featuring the Two-Disc Special Edition with Horton plush will be available. DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! DVD is presented in a flipper disc featuring both full screen (1.31:1 aspect ratio) and widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles.