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Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who

By Joe MacLeod | Posted 3/12/2008

Yeah, and Jim Carrey (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Number 23) hears a great big ka-ching! in his second outing as a neighbor of Dr. Seuss' Whoville, this time voicing the large-and-in-charge Horton, a genial, gentle elephant who finds himself defending a teensy-weensy li'l sound from a speck on a flower against a whole jungle's worth of conformity. Lots of other famous voices--Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen--get a workout, and the straight Seussical-book narration is handled by the worthy pipes of Charles Osgood, who's on that show we never get up early enough to see on Sunday Morning. This one's a solid bet for captivating kiddee entertainment, weighing in at just under 90 minutes and loaded (mostly) with lots of nonviolent violence, with the characters running, jumping, diving, flying, and crashing into things in the lush, colorful, and frighteningly detailed CGI jungle and Whoville.

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