Jim Carrey's second Seuss outing is more successful than his turn as the Grinch...
By Tim Jordan
"Big things come in small packages" takes on a whole new meaning in the 20th
Century Fox Animation version of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
Horton, a charming elephant who substantial ears allow him to hear a cry for
help coming from a spec of dust on a pink dandelion. Though his friends discount
his claims and his enemies use it as an opportunity to bring him down, Horton is
not discouraged and embarks on a journey to find a safe place for the spec of
dust to reside and allow the little Who world to continue its existence in
The story culminates in an intense showdown as the animals in Horton's world
conspire to take and destroy the spec of dust while the Who's mount a courageous
effort to be heard by someone with less than elephant size ears.
This is a must see movie for any Seuss fan or family with kids. The story is
of course charming, but the animation is visually stunning. One feels much more
connected to the Seuss world versus a live action flick like the Jim Carey
Grinch film of a few years ago.