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Have you read the original book?

Postby TNPihl » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:16 pm

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Horton Hears a Who!

By Dr. Seuss
Book no. 2
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: August 12, 1954
Hardcover: 72 pages

Also released on videotape narrated by Dustin Hoffmann.


Horton Hears a Who!

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Writter: Dr. Seuss
Production company: MGM Television
Genre: Animation
TV Premiere: 1970
Runtime: 26 min

Hans Conried - Narrator, Horton and Dr. Hoovey
Chuck Jones - Additional Voices
June Foray - Cindy Lou Who and Jane Kangaroo

The Grinch makes a brief cameo appearance as one of the Who's in Whoville.

If you have read the book or watched the first animation then tell about it here. Did you like the story?
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Postby Niobe » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:54 pm

We have this book at home. I read it to my son a lot as a bedtime story. It's so lovely.

As with all Dr Seuss tales, he tells a story with wonderfully witty wording.
For example:

'And Horton called back, "I can hear you just fine.
But the kangaroos' ears aren't as strong, quite, as mine.
They don't hear a thing! Are you sure all your boys
Are doing their best? Are they ALL making noise?
Are you sure every Who down in Who-ville is working?
Quick! Look through your town! Is there anyone shirking?" '

It's a great little story. I neevr thought of it as one of Seuss' most famous tales, but we always liked it. So I'm glad they're doing this film.

Horton is a real hero! :D
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Postby KC8t80 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:32 am

i have remember reading the book as a kid. i thought alright, mainly b/c i wasn't into reading as a kid. i loved the movie. i always thought chuck jones only did looney tunes, until i saw Horton. it's been so long since i've seen it that i don't remember much of it.
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Postby Michele Hernandez » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:08 am

Yes, I've read it. Doctor Suess runs in the family....lol
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Postby Michele Hernandez » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:10 am

KC , change your picture....I'm kidding....
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Postby Jimenem » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:05 pm

So the grinch DOES show up . . . will he have a voice? lol, Jim will have dual roles. lol, I know it's a cameo, but i still can't wai to see this one! Jim should do more Childrens stuff.
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Postby MandyCarrey » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:24 pm

Ive only read a few dr suess stories when i was very little.. i havnt read this one but im still very excited about seeing this film! It would be great to hear Jim do other voices for the film too!! :D
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Postby lammy » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:29 am

I've read it - :D Don't remember it but am sure the kids will be more than thrilled with this movie . :oops:
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Postby Jimlover1 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:40 pm

Im not familiar with this one, but I do remember
the other Horton book, Horton hatches the Egg
which I read to/with my youngest sister when she
was just a tyke. Now she'll be 41 next month! :o
More Dr. Suess books I recall from my youth are
The Cat in the Hat, The cat In the Hat comes Back,
Green Eggs & Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish blue
Fish,If i ran the Zoo, If I ran the Circus, And to think
I saw it on Mulberry Street, Yertle the Turtle, Hop on Pop
and of course How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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Postby shelby » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:01 am

i wasn't to familar with these until a few hours ago, i was looking at the pictures and reading the title on here, when it finally came to me that i might have these on video. i own the cartoon version of how the grinch stole christmas and i remember there was another cartoon that came with it.

so i went looking around were my videos are, i found it and what knew, it was the extra cartoon on the grinch video. i put it in and watched it.

there is no mayor in the cartoon version. is steve carrell doing the voice of the who that horton is hearing on the speck of dust? because if he is, than the who in the cartoon is a doctor named hoovey. and yes the grinch does make a cameo, and so does cindy lou who too. there are many songs in the cartoon, it would be interesting to see if there well be any of them in the movie or not, it would be nice to hear Jim singing one of the songs.
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Postby jimliker » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:15 pm

one more pic from the origional book :


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Postby Mia » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:18 am

I've collected an entire library of Dr. Seuss books throughout
my youth, but I never read "Horton hears a Who." My brother
has the original movie of Horton though, so I know what the
story is about. :)
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Postby sprousefan23 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:54 am

for the people who haven't read these:


and well I used to own all of the dr.Suess books but then i gave them to my cousin, she needed them more anyway.

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Postby JimCfan » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:28 am

i have never heard of it before, also before The Grinch i've never heard of The Grinch :P (mainly because i don't read books, i only read Dracula and Frankenstein)
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Postby 123Dan123 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:09 am

I'm not seeing the pics
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