Horton Hears a Who! (2008, USA) C-88m. *** D: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino. Starring (the voices of) Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill. Charming animted film version of the Dr Seuss book about a curious elephant, who hears a cry for help that comes from a grain of dust. In fact, there is an entire race of creatures living on it. Horton, the elephant, makes it his quest to find a safe place for them, but finds hostility in a conservative kangaroo. Cute animation that teaches us to look at things in perspective. Jim Carrey is the voice for the elephant, not the mayor, even if that character's grimacing and gesticulating would suggest it. Executive produced by Chris Wedge (ICE AGE, ROBOTS).

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