Horton Hears a Who? Oh, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell

September 13, 2006

horton-carrey-carell.jpgHaving been nearly days since it last perverted a part of my childhood, Hollywood has decided to make the Dr. Seuss classic, Horton Hears a Who, into an animated film, starring the voices of Jim Carrey as Horton and Steve Carell as the mayor of Who-ville:

"Horton" marks the first time Carrey will voice a CGI-animated character. He previously inhabited Seuss' world as the title character in Universal Pictures' "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas." "Horton" centers on an imaginative elephant who hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Suspecting that there might be life on that speck and despite a surrounding community that thinks he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help.

Personally, I think Carrey and Carell will be great in the parts. "Horton" deals with the idea of an entire civilization being destroyed by carelessness, and I think the duo will really bring out the comedy inherent to the prospect of mass genocide, much in the same way Idi Amin has in his one-man show "What Uganda Do About It?"

Horton Hears a Fact: Horton's famous phrase "a person's a person, no matter how small" originally contained the footnote "as long as everything's proportionate."


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