Horton Hears a Who! details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Isla Fisher|
|Directors:||Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino|
|Genres:||Animated, Children, Family|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Horton Hears a Who!
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Oct 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This latest adaptation shows that Dr Seuss' stories work better in animation than live action...
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Horton is a HOOT !By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 15 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]You don't get a great deal of filmed output from Dr Seuss, we had the superb 2000's Grinch and excellent 2003's Cat in the Hat, but we have had to wait until 2008 for another.... and boy was it worth that wait ! This film literally jumps out of the screen with colour and vibrancy, both in the feature and the content. Horton, a huge elephant, hears a Who on a speck of what I would say is pollen on a flower, and comes to realise, in typical oddly rhymed Seuss fashion, that a person is a person no matter how small. Adult or not, this is one of the most fun filled films I have seen in the last two years, a complete hoot, superb and well worth a watch. Simple, unabashed, superb brilliance. I cannot possibly recommend this highly enough !
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Dr Seuss at his best!By StressedMummuy (12 reviews) from Guildford , 13 Oct 2010Well drawn, very funny - we loved it so much we went out and bought it! The story is a great exploration of imagination lots of laughs combined with a moral, just enough danger to keep it interesting and the most unlikely of heros - what more could you ask from a film!
A warrior poetBy studleydave (165 reviews) from Norwich , 19 Aug 2010For all Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) fans, this is a must see, although I agree with Derek Adams (Time Out) about it's having too much padding.
As the film opened, I found myself wondering how the concept could be moulded to just under an hour and a half. The good typecasting and directoral style soon shifted my focus, and I enjoyed the movie more as it developed.
The film adaptation succeeds in maintaining children as the intended audience that Dr. Suess' book had always been aimed at, whilst not losing it's political message - offering a rhymed lesson in protection of minorities and their rights.
An enjoyable family movie, though I'm not sure if you could compare it with other CGI children's movies. Just suck it and see!
Fine, but not quite thereBy a customer from se england , 25 Apr 2010The animation was immaculate, and there were quite a few good visual gags, especially with the use of Horton's ears, but I found the story a bit disjointed and lacking. Most of all, I was disappointed in the lack of Dr. Seuss's writing.
All in, ok with some good points, but not quite there.
Horton heard a who more than once at my house.....By a customer from Bradford , 06 Apr 2010My 4 year old loved this and insisted on watching it four times before I could send it back. Also quite good fun for the grown ups!
Good film for all agesBy Evgrev (16 reviews) from Blairgowrie , 17 Mar 2010Bright well animated film. Kept my interest all the way through. Easy to watch and children will love it from start to finish.