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Still shot from the movie: Horton Hears a Who.

Horton Hears a Who

Based on the children's book penned by Dr. Seuss, an elephant named Horton (voice of Jim Carey) hears a Who -- a miniature being living on a microscopic dust speck. Unfortunately, no one else believes these tiny folk exist. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 13 Mar 2008
Video Release: 08 Dec 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Horton Hears a Who Rated G?


This animated adventure includes some cartoon type violence as well as characters being roped and dragged into a cage, attacked by a vulture, and threatened with boiling oil. Horton experiences some moments of peril and mocking while trying to save the “Whos.” Another character chokes on a bone. The Mayor of Whoville accidently staples himself in the head and gets a misguided shot of numbing serum in his arm from a dentist. The script contains a couple of mild, brief potty humor jokes and repeated use of “boob” as a name-calling term for a person who is considered unintelligent or mistaken in his opinion.

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