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Carrey to voice Dr. Seuss' Horton

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:31 pm
by TNPihl
Jim Carrey has been cast in a 3D-CG animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss' beloved 1954 childrens book "Horton Hears a Who!". The film adaptation (produced by Blue Sky Studios/Twentieth Century Fox Animation) is set to be released in May 2008.

The story follows the loveable elephant, Horton (Jim Carrey), who hears voices coming from a speck of dust. Horton does everything in his power to save the tiny community. Steve Carell will voice the mayor of Who-ville, a distinguished figure of a very small size, too small to be seen by the elephant's eyes.

© MGM Animation/Visual Arts

Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino are directing "Horton Hears a Who!" from a script adaptation written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The executive producers are Audrey Geisel, Chris Wedge and Chris Meledandri, and the producer is Twentieth Century Fox Animation production executive Bob Gordon. Twentieth Century Fox Animation VP John Cohen is overseeing the project.

"Horton Hears a Who!" was adapted into a half-hour animated TV special by MGM Animation/Visual Arts in 1970, directed by Chuck Jones and with narration by Hans Conried.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:46 pm
by gothichyppie
Oh man, I hope this will happen! We need a voice-over movie already!!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:22 pm
by jimliker
cooooooooooooooooooooooooool 8)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:32 pm
by grinchy steve
:shock: It's my dream coming true, Carrey & Carell sitting in a ... studio ... It's a shame it's not a real-life movie, but who knows ... yeah, Who indeed ... it's might happen once.

So, since I'm a animation-fan (altough I thinks there's an overload 3D picks right now) I'm looking forward to it. Fox had the hilarious 'Ice Age', not-so-great 'Robots' (animation looked good) and 'Everyone's Hero' where they finally get it. 3D animation doesn't need to be a comedy all the way.

So, yeah, I'm looking forward to it ... and I'm glad Jim does a voice once.

Here the story's aren't famous or something so ... those Who's ... are they the same Who's that lived in Whoville? Maybe the Grinch shows up. :p

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:19 pm
by gothichyppie
grinchy steve wrote::shock: It's my dream coming true, Carrey & Carell sitting in a ... studio ...

Sorry to tell you that but I believe voice-over actors usually record one at a time in the studio! :(

I hope this won't turn out like The Incredible Mr.Limpet or Over The Hedge and Jim finally gets to do it!
You know what the best part is? CG characters nowadays actually ressemble their 'voice'. Really looking forward to that, but you already know that, why would I feel any different? :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:24 pm
by Niobe
OMG, I read the 'Horton Hears a Who' story to my son at bedtime ALL THE TIME!! I could almost recite it now.

What great news. I hope it happens. :D

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:26 pm
by Niobe
"A person's a person no matter how small...." :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:11 pm
by omnipresence
Cool. It shouldnt take long for him to do the Recording. Then he can get back to doing the things he does best, as well as having done a voice recording.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:34 am
by samurai_cable
This is going to be so awesome~ Yeah... I sure hope it doesn't fall out like the other voicing projects :)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:04 pm
by Jimenem
Jim's voice is just as elastic as his face . . . it's about time he did a voice over! lol

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:30 am
by lammy
That's so true .

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:46 am
by jims_lost_daughter
YAY.. more Dr.Suess!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:53 am
by Dessa
^^ Good
I hope for this in Brazil too T_T I Hope for number 23 first... =/ :lol:
*O* ^^

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:09 am
by jims_lost_daughter
So this is a cartoon right, cause.. well.. doesnt sound like a movie they could brring to life really.

I Cant WAIT to hear Jim in a cartoon.

He is perfect for this.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:46 pm
by Canadian Jayne
There is nothing else to say.
The Horton story is a classic.
Is't Maizy in this one?