Horton Hears a Who!
, also known as Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
, is a 2008 American CGI
-animated comedy feature film based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name
. It is the fourth feature film from Blue Sky Studios
, and the third and most successful Dr. Seuss-based feature film, following How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and The Cat in the Hat
. It is also the first Dr. Seuss adaptation fully animated using CGI
The film opens in the Jungle of Nool, a tiny dust speck is pushed off a flower. Meanwhile, a caring, imaginative elephant
), the jungle's nature teacher, takes a dip in the pool. The dust speck floats past him in the air, and he hears a tiny yelp coming from it. Believing that an entire family of microscopic creatures are living on that speck. Horton finds out the speck harbors the city of Whoville
and its inhabitants, led by Mayor Ned McDodd (Steve Carell
). He has a wife, Sally (Amy Poehler
), 96 daughters, and one teenage son
named JoJo (Jesse McCartney
), who rarely ever speaks. Despite being next in line for the mayoral position, JoJo refuses to become mayor of the city.
The Mayor finds out from Dr. LaRue (Isla Fisher
) that Whoville will be destroyed if Horton does not find a "safer more stable home." Horton resolves to place the speck atop Mt. Nool, the safest place in the jungle. Later Sour Kangaroo
). The Kangaroo tries to get Horton to give up the speck, but Horton refuses. Also taking force toward... Read More