From the DVD:

"Dr. Seuss's classic of a jungle elephant named Horton teaches us what it means to be a true friend. Hearing a faint cry for help from a floating speck of dust, Horton finds a tiny planet of Whos living there. Though he can't see them, he hears them for sure - and puts his safety on the line for the microscopic inhabitants. Thanks to Dr. Who-Vee and Horton, Whoville is saved and a lasting friendship is created. Dr. Seuss and animation giant Chuck Jones reteamed after How The Grinch Stole Christmas on this enchanting Peabody Award-winner with a message bridging generations: "A person's a person, no matter how small." Through its characters, charming songs and tongue-twisting versus, Horton looms large as a family-viewing treasure."


  • Hans Conried - Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey
  • Chuck Jones - Junior Kangaroo / Vlad Vladikoff (renamed "Whizzer McKwoff")/ JoJo / a few male Whos
  • June Foray - Jane Kangaroo / the Birds / a few female Whos
  • The Mellomen - the Wickersham Brothers
  • The MGM Chorus - the Citizens of Whoville

Television broadcast timeline

  • CBS - March 19, 1970
  • CBS - September 29, 1971
  • CBS - August 31, 1972
  • CBS - April 20, 1973
  • CBS - February 4, 1974
  • CBS - March 24, 1975
  • CBS - May 13, 1977
  • CBS - August 4, 1978

Home video release history


Preceded by
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TV special)
Horton Hears a Who! Succeeded by
The Cat in the Hat (TV special)

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