holiday animation Horton Hears a Who! © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Chuck Jones Enterprises / The Cat in the Hat Productions
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Horton Hears a Who!

One day Horton the elephant hears a tiny voice calling from a clover flower drifting on the wind, and realises that the flower contains a speck of dust, which in turn contains an entire civilisation, whose most brilliant but derided scientist is trying to communicate with the outside world. Unfortunately Horton's jungle companions deem him as mad as the Who scientist, and shun him, threatening both his existence and that of the Whos.

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This Chuck Jones - Dr Seuss TV short post-dates 'The Grinch' by four years, and is quite different in tone. Firstly Jones has a co-director, and presumably this is why the...
Created by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Chuck Jones Enterprises, The Cat in the Hat Productions
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Hans Conried ... Narrator, Horton, Dr. Hoovey
Chuck Jones ... Other male voices
June Foray ... Jane Kangaroo, Cindy Lou Who, female voices
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Produced by: Chuck Jones and Ted Geisel
Musical Score by: Eugene Poddany
Songs by: Ted Geisel
Writing Credits: Ted Geisel
Based on: Story by Dr Seuss (Ted Geisel)

Though released later than 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', this second Chuck Jones/Dr Seuss collaboration is set earlier in the 'Who' universe history. Originally broadcast on TV.

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