ANIMATION; 1hr 28min
VOICES BY: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell
Who me? Horton and Kangaroo
The title had me at you know Who! And how much of a buzz is it that this snappily animated movie of Dr Seuss’s adorable flight of fancy couldn’t be more stuck on having fun?
Then again, what in Who-ville else is there to have with the tale of big-hearted elephant Horton (voiced by Carrey, exuberance in action) who stumbles across a speck of dust that houses the entire, microscopic city of Who-ville — which of course he cannot see. After setting up a line of communication with Who-ville’s genial mayor (Carell), Horton embarks on a save the metropolis mission. His quest ruffles some jungle fur, while down in the itsy-bitsy ’ville, the mayor’s wife, Sally (Amy Poehler), thinks her husband has lost the plot.
Maybe he has, just a little, but with Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Isla Fisher and Seth Rogen fleshing out the vocal ranks, he’s in the kookiest of company.