1h 26min | Animation | Release Date: 14.03.2008
Once upon a time there was an imaginative elephant named Horton (Jim Carrey) who hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn’t know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor (Steve Carell). Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle…because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Horton’s eight-word explanation for his actions embodies an idea both simple and profound, and which means so much, to so many. The film provides more food for thought, having Horton explains to his skeptical friends: “If you were way out in space, and you looked down at where we live, we would look like a speck.” Then there’s Horton’s code…his motto… that, “an elephant’s faithful 100 percent” – pointing to his honesty and determination to never abandon his mission to find a new home for the speck that houses the incredible world of Who-ville.
It all comes together through the vision of a master storyteller, the magic of computer animation, and the special alchemy of three generations of comedy stars – Carrey and Carell are joined by the legendary Carol Burnett, as well as cutting-edge talents Will Arnett, Isla Fisher, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill – to create an all-audience comedy event from the makers of ICE AGE.
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