Horton Hears A Who!

Synopsis: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


: 200.04.19

Based upon the book by Dr. Seuss


On the fifteenth of May

in the jungle of Nool

in the heat of the day

in the cool of the pool

He was splashing

enjoying the jungle's great joys.

And Horton, the elephant

heard a small noise.

- Horton!

- Horton!

Good morning, class.

Are you ready?


Jump on board!

Look out, below!

Tommy's on board.

Katie, you there?

- Ha-Ah-A.

- O.K.

There it is.

This is one of the jungle's

most amazing creatures.

The leaf bug.

In order to protect itself from predators

It disguises itself as a leaf

This one's got quite a deep grip.

Come on, little buddy!

Don't be shy!

I guess I was mistaken, Kids.

There are obviously no leaf bugs in this area.

- Oh, yeah.

- Even a per... Oh! They're on me.

Look at, there are bugs

I think I swallowed it.

Shoot up!

Uh-ek it's not coming.

Pull it out.

Uh~, OK.

Then, humphing her nose

was sour Kangaroo.

A type who's convince

she knows better than you

She made every law

and then forced every rule

as self conclaimed head

of the jungle of the Nool.

Why can't I play with

the other kids, Mom?

How many times have I told you?

The jungle is no place

to act like a wild animal.

My, that Horton certainly is eccentric?

And that children are learning

so much from him.

Learning to be a bunch a

hell brain half-wits.

And that's why my Rudy

is pouch schooled.

So, while Kangaroos

still there sneering a sneer

Horton, how it's the best time of my life.

What are you gonna show us then?

Once again the speck floated

right by Horton's ear.

And he heard it again.

Just a very faint yelp,

as if some tiny person were calling for help.

And you know what he thought?

What he thought there must be someone

on top of that small speck of dust.

Or even a famly.

It just might be so.

A famliy with children just starting to grow.

I wanna live!

I got to go.

Katie, you're in charge.


Come back!

One more, one more,

One more, one more.

- Ah here someone coming.

- Get here those.

- Wait!

- Sound the alram!

Excuse me!

On my stamp feet!

Sorry, Wickershams.

I promise I'm gonna

clean all this up later!

Bring the arrow!

I love the smell of

the banana's in the morning.

Bananing Hou!

Come on, guys! We're all mammals!


I feel diplomatic process

is beginning to break down.

There you are.

I'll catch it. catch it.

- Hi, kids.

- Wow!


Now you're safe.

I know I heard you say something.

I just know it.

Where are you?

- Horton?

- Uhoo, sorry.

I just...ah.

There was this speck.

And the... they called up for help.

- And I was...

- The speck...

called out for help?

Well not the speck. I mean

That's ridiculous.

Is what you thought I've been?

No, the speck can't call out for help.

Come on.

Get real!


There's tiny person on that speck

and needs my help.


There aren't people that small.

Whoa, maybe thay aren't small.


We're big.

- Horton!

- No! Really, think about it.

What if there is someone

way out there,

looking down on our world right now.

And to them, we are the speck.

And then this someone else come along,

he say,

"Oh, there can't be people that small."

And the first guy would say

"Are you calling me a lier?"

And the second guy would say

"If the shoe fits wear it,

and now that fits a blind."

and the first guy pick supper break.

And you might wanna zip up

the pouch for this next part.

Alright, Fat boy!

- You want some of there...

- Horton?

There is nothing on that speck.

But I heard.

Did you?

Really? Oh my!

Then how come I don't hear anything.

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Cinco Paul

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio are American screenwriters. They are primarily known for writing screenplays for animated films, including Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me 3. more…

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