Horton Hears a Who

This animation movie is one of the funniest I have ever seen. It’s been such a long, long time since I laughed non-stop in the cinema and this is one even had me laughing AFTER the show.

Based on a book by the popular Dr Suess, the movie opens up in a colourful forest full of tame, lovable animals. Of course, our hero – Horton the elephant, is the nicest of all, constantly going round teaching younger ‘kids’ things around the forest.

And one day, while he was skipping merrily along, a speck of dust drew his attention. Weird as it may seem, he thought he heard tiny voices from the speck. Well, although every animal in the forest laughed at his idea on the fact that tiny people exist in the speck of dust, he refused to give in; strongly up-holding his belief that ‘A person is a person, no matter how small’

As it turns out, what he believed was true. In that speck of dust, there lived a whole community (named Whoville) which of course, was on the verge of destruction, since the speck might just end up anywhere in the forest. So, it is up to Horton to save Whoville, and in the process, work together with their mayor to convince people from both sides that the other exists.

Hilarity came in when the ‘baddies’ (a Kangaroo mom and a murderous vulture) tried hard to stop Horton from saving Whoville. It were all the struggle that Horton had to go through which made the movie so funny. But in the end, obviously, just like any other animation, these ‘animals’ did not succeed, but were forgiven and lived happily ever after.

An excellent movie to bring kids to, and I am sure the adults would have a good time laughing along.

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