Horton Hears a Who!
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.
Rent DVDs for only $4.99 a month.
- DVD and Blu-ray
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; audio commentary; Ice Age Shor: Surviving Sid; trailer farm.
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Chinese SimplifiedClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; audio commentary; Ice Age Shor: Surviving Sid; trailer farm; deleted scenes; interactive game; 23 animation screen tests; additional featurettes.
Horton Hears a Who!Close
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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it