DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Actors: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell And Carol Burnett
CENTURY CITY, CALIF. – Escape to the Jungle of Nool with the loveable and 100 percent faithful Horton the elephant as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) releases the animated, $294 million worldwide box office hit Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! as a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) including Digital Copy December 9. One of Dr. Seuss’ all-time classic children’s books, Horton Hears A Who (1954), comes to life with the help of an all-star voice cast including Golden Globe® winner Jim Carrey* (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Bruce Almighty), Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell** (“The Office,” Get Smart), and six-time Emmy® Award winner Carol Burnett*** (“The Carol Burnett Show”). “Razzle-dazzling and artful” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “more faithful in spirit to the source material” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post), Dr. Seuss’ whimsical tale imparts to children and adults alike the meaning of compassion, forgiveness and faith.
A “funny, elevating ride that should beguile the young and keep their parents or grandparents enthralled too” (Richard Corliss, Time), Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! also stars Will Arnett (Blades Of Glory), Seth Rogen (Knocked Up), Jesse McCartney (Alvin And The Chipmunks), Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live”) and Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”). The Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) including Digital Copy are loaded with bonus features, big and small, including commentary with directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, eight featurettes, exclusive deleted footage and the debut of the Ice Age short “Surviving Sid.” The Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! Two-Disc Special Edition DVD including Digital Copy will be available to own for $34.98 U.S./$45.98 Canada and on BD for $39.98 U.S./$49.98 Canada. A standard single DVD will also be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada. Additionally, an unforgettable Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! DVD Gift Set featuring the Two-Disc Special Edition with Horton plush will be available for $39.98 U.S./$49.98 Canada.
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! DVD is presented in a flipper disc featuring both full screen (1.31:1 aspect ratio) and widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles. DVD bonus features will include:
Individual disc bonus materials include:
Single Disc Flipper – Widescreen and Pan & Scan Version
Two-Disc Special Edition Including Digital Copy
- Directors’ Audio Commentary w/ Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino
- Ice Age short “Surviving Sid”
- All-new animated short focusing on the Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat.
Includes all above single-disc content with the following extra material featured on the second disc:
Blu-ray Two-Disc Including Digital Copy
- Deleted Footage and Animation Screen Tests (w/ Introductions and optional audio commentaries by the directors)
- That’s One Big Elephant: Animating Horton
- In an animation-focused featurette, learn how Blue Sky brought Horton to life.
- Bringing the Characters to Life
- Watch the animators’ hilarious initial performances recorded as a reference to assist in animating the film.
- Meet Katie
- Discover how the character “Katie” was developed by Blue Sky
- Elephant Fun: The Facts
- Fun and informative featurette about elephants.
- Our Speck: Where Do We Fit In?
- Using interviews with everyday kids, we’ll learn how even small actions can help make the world a better place.
- A Person Is a Person: A Universal Message
- Featuring interviews w/ cast and crew, we will take a closer look at the characters, the story and interpret the meanings of Horton Hears a Who!
- Bringing Seuss to Screen
- Learn how Hayward and Martino maintained the authentic look and feel of Dr. Seuss’ world.
- The Elephant in the Room: Jim Carrey
- Profile on Jim Carrey voicing Horton
- We Are Here! Game
- Memory game in which you have to repeat the correct pattern of Who-noises.
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! BD release will be presented in widescreen format on a 25GB single-layer disc authored in AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, Spanish/French 5.1 Dolby Digital plus English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and French subtitles.
BD bonus content includes exclusive special feature:
“Watch Horton Hears a Who! with a Who!” and all above two-disc special edition content with the exception of the DVD-Rom Create Your Own Animation.
Blu-ray Disc features include the following:
Gift Set With A Plush – Horton Plush, Two-Disc Special Edition With Digital Copy
Includes all above two-disc special edition content including Horton plush.
- Bonus View technology “Watch Horton Hears a Who! with a Who!”
- Watch the movie with the smallest ‘Who’ of all – Jo Jo!
Get a Sneak Peak of Horton in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade!