Cast: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
Director: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Script: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
Listen carefully to the surreal rhymes of legendary children’s writer Dr. Seuss, and you’ll find the moral of the story, both for kids and adults. Live without prejudice, he’s saying, and learn to celebrate our differences as human beings. That’s the message behind Horton Hears a Who!, and now you can watch that message unfold on the big screen.
An elephant named Horton is at the center of this story written in 1954. One day in the Jungle of Nool, Horton realizes he is able to hear the voice of a small speck of dust. It turns out that an entire world exists inside the speck, a place called “Who-ville.” But when Horton tells the other animals about his discovery, he’s ridiculed, put in a cage and believed to be losing his mind.
Jim Carrey is the voice of Horton, and Steve Carrell the mayor of “Who-ville.” But the star power of the leading men doesn’t distract from the computer-animated movie. And even though the film isn’t as funny as other flicks featuring Carrey and Carell, the character dynamics are certainly enough to keep your eyes glued to the screen. The quirky rhymes found in the book are missed in the movie, and if Dr. Seuss were still with us, we’re sure he’d agree.