Friday, March 21, 2008

Horton Hears A Who: Deluxe Edition

A person's a person, no matter how small...

That simple line was immortalized by the famous Dr. Seuss story Horton Hears A Who. I've always been a fan of Dr. Seuss books, and still enjoy them up until now. As with most of the popular Seuss classics, Horton Hears A Who was made into an animated special, way before the recent film (which is very good too). This story of an elephant who talks to a speck of dust that contains a another world of people is one of the most popular Seuss titles. Most of the Dr's stories carry a subtle theme. This one sends out the message that "a person's a person, no matter how small". And the animated version stayed faithful to that story as they transferred it from the book to TV. Recently, WB released Horton Hears A Who: Deluxe Edition on DVD. It was great to relive this classic story, as well as the 3 other Seuss animations also included on the DVD (Butter Battle Book, Daisy-Head Mayzie and Horton Hatches the Egg). I remember the days when we used to buy the Dr. Seuss cartoons, one by one on VHS. That got frustrating having to look for a video that only contained one show. Needless to say, to have all these on one DVD is a treasure.

Horton Hears A Who: Deluxe Edition is out now on DVD.

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