Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Horton Hears a Who |
Actor: Hans Conreid
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 10/06/2009 Run time: 26 minutes Rating: Nr
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Jessica J. (JessyBird03) from MOORE, TX
Reviewed on 12/6/2010...
Contrary to the Amazon reviews posted on here, this IS actually the 1970 animated version. I read the reviews after purchasing the blu-ray and was disappointed. I watched it to make sure and it was definitely not the one that the amazon reviewes described. It is fully animated (in the style of the animated Grinch) and has the "Boil that dust speck" song that another review says it doesn't. The only thing I can think is that the amazon reviews are incorrectly attributed to this version.
I recommend this for all ages! It was so cute. It is very near the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell version, completely clean and holds a great message. I like both adaptations, but this one is my favorite of the two.
It also has 2 other animated Dr Seuss movies included on the disc!
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Gary Sabshon | Long Island, NY USA | 10/15/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There was no tipoff in the Amazon description telling me that this video was only moderately animated. I remember a fully animated version from when I was a kid and this was not it. My little boy, who loves being read the story, didn't care very much for this.Hoffman's character accents kept changing throughout his narration. The audio quality was muffled and sometimes hard to understand.Personally, I don't understand why this format of animation is even used. Except that you can put your kid down and walk away, there is no heightening of the experience over simply reading the book.I gave it a second star because it is a terrific book and the video presentation of the book can't be all bad based purely on the subject matter. If the fully animated version is available, that would be my preference."
Probably Not What You Remember
email@example.com | Baltimore, MD | 01/15/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you remember the monkeys shouting "Boil That Dust speck" you might be disappointed with this video. It is not the original animated short you remember but in fact is a 94 remake. This is more accurately, "Dustin Hoffman reads Horton". Instead of real animation it is still pictures from the book with minor animation effects. My daughter still likes it, but it's not what I expected."
Lauren | Philadelphia, PA USA | 12/25/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to see the classic "Horton Hears A Who" in it's full glory, then you do not want to buy this! Instead, I suggest that for just a couple dollars more, you purchase the double feature of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" which includes the original Horton and all "Boil that dust speck" excitement (which I still find exciting at 15.....scary) Plus you get to watch the Grinch! I know for a fact that you can buy it on this site because I currently own it. :)"