REVIEW: HORTON HEARS A WHO!
Based on the 1954 book of the
same name "Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr Seuss has been
directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino with a
screenplay by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. "Horton Hears a
Who!" has all the ingredients of a great adaptation with the
heart and beauty that only Dr Seuss can give to all of his
characters and stories. An instant classic that opens the
door to more Dr Seuss CGI animation films to come.
The film tells the story of an elephant named Horton (Jim
Carey), who one morning hears a cry coming from a tiny dust
speck floating through the air. Stunned by the cry that he
hears, Horton soon discovers that the cries belong to
microscopic whos who live in the speck in a city called who-ville.
But in his attempt to help the people of Who-ville find a
safe place for the speck, Horton will have to go against his
neighbors who think that he has lost his mind.
The presentation of the film is full of vivid colors that
absorbs the mind of the audience in to the world of Dr.
Seuss like never before. The sound is superb complementing
the magic of the animation. First time director Jimmy
Hayward, who was part of the animation team behind Toy
Story, Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo, and Steve Martino could
not have chosen a better screenplay adaptation to direct.
The selection of Jim Carey's voice to give life to Horton's
was just perfect. The same can be said about Steve Carell
for the voice of the Mayor of Who-ville. Aside from the
voice selection which was right on the money, a lot of the
credit has to go to Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul that in their
adaptation of the book decided to keep Dr. Seuss' essence by
maintaining the innocent humor, the human message and
avoiding falling in the modern adult humor that is always
repeated in this type of film in recent years.
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Horton Hears a Who!
wow, i saw this movie with my 8th grade
class. oh my gosh, this movie was sooo
hilarious!! i couldnt stop laughing the
entire time. the bad part about the
movie was you could barely hear it
because you& everyone else around you
were laughing soo hard. also the
animation was amazing! i would
definately recommd seeing this movie!
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Director: Jimmy Hayward
Writer: Cinco Paul
Genre: CGI Animation
Duration: 1hr 25mins
Staring: Jim Carrey
Producer: Bob Gordon
Distributor: 20TH CENTURY FOX
Release Date: March 14, 2008
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