Horton Hears a Who!

2008 G 1h 27m Blu-ray / DVD

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Horton Hears a Who!

2008 G 1h 27m Blu-ray / DVD
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When an elephant named Horton hears a speck of dust cry for help, he's determined to protect the residents of the town of Whoville -- despite ridicule from his neighbors -- in this adaptation of the beloved children's story by Dr. Seuss. Steve Carell steps in as the mayor of Whoville, with an all-star cast of voice talent that includes Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jim Carrey as Horton.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Chinese Simplified
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
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Reviews

age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is based on Dr. Seuss' beloved children's book. The book's wide fan base, coupled with the popularity of voice actors Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, should make most kids, especially those under 12, interested in seeing the film. Its message, like many of Seuss' tales, is one of inclusion and protecting those who can't protect themselves. There's not much in the way of iffy content, either, aside from a little mild potty humor. Even Vlad, the slightly scary bird, is funnier than he is disturbing.

Sexual Content

The mayor's wife tells him she loves him, and they hug.

Violence

The Wickersham monkeys attack Horton with bananas and later participate in a near-lynching (led by the Kangaroo) of Horton and his Whoville speck. Vlad the bird is scary but also funny.

Language

The Kangaroo offers a few mild insults about Horton's behavior. A little mild potty humor.

Social Behavior

Horton's two mottos are important life lessons: "A person's a person no matter how small," and "an elephant's word is 100 percent."

Consumerism

Nothing in the film itself, but there are multiple merchandise tie-ins with IHOP, events at Target, contests in newspapers, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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