Mar 16, 2008

Horton Hears a Who

I have found a new movie to obsess over!!!

Tonight I went to see the very heavily promoted 'Horton Hears a Who' based on the original book by Dr. Seuss and I have to admit- it was really great!!!

STOP!
If you have no idea what this story is- go buy the book first, then see the movie! (And do your kids a favor and read it to them- what kind of a parent are you? WHo doesn't know Dr. Seuss??)
http://www.amazon.com/Horton-Hears-Who-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800788




Watch the trailer:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/hortonhearsawho/



or go to the official movie site:
http://www.hortonmovie.com/splash.html


You can also 'adopt a speck'
http://www.hortonmovie.com/adoptawho/site/register.php?language=1

So, Jim Carrey is the voice of Horton (nicely done) and Steve Carell plays the mayor of Whoville. Amy Poehler voices the Mayor's wife and her husband Will Arnett voices Vlad. Carrol Burnett plays the snobby kangaroo and Isla Fisher is the professor. The mayor's son JoJo is voiced by (randomly) Jesse McCartney - and the cutest part is the last ten minutes- I swear- I was tearing up and then the finale song... who doesn't get worked up over that song...

"I can't fight this feeling anymore, I've forgotten what I started fighting for...."

Awesome cast, wonderfully well done- there were a ton of inside jokes that I managed to catch- like the Mayor's pet fish looks exactly like the fish from 'The Cat in the Hat' or '1 Fish, 2 Fish' and when the Mayor is addressing all the townspeople, I noticed a character standing to the side with a plate of green eggs and ham!

If you have children, know any children or ever were a child yourself, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Seuss is classic; after seeing Horton Hears a Who i was reminded how much that guy can pack into a simple storyline... they didn't add much to the original story either except for the usual Jim Carreyisms.

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