“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” is the 1970 animated classic based on the 1954 book of the elephant who is the only person who can hear the people of the tiny planet floating on a speck of dust. Which like many classic has finally made the jump to HD Blu-Ray. Now I watched the movie in BR to see it in all of its glory, but this set is following one of my favorite distribution trends and including a Blu-Ray, Standard DVD and Digital Copy of the feature. The picture on the main feature has been fully remastered and looks great in 1080p. The audio is better then I remember, but it could be that I just have a better setup nowadays, since the sound is in Dolby Digital 2.0.
The set also has a surprising amount of extras. Two bonus animated stories: “Dr. Seuss Butter Battle? Book” and “Daisy-Head Mayzie”, both classics in their own right, a singalong music video “You can hear Horton, Horton Can Hear You!” and the feature length “In Search of Dr. Seuss”. Kathy Najimy hosts this celebration of the author’s life via celebrity skits, music and animated clips from his stories.
This classic is great for kids or the kids inside you, so why not pick up a copy of Horton Hears a Who (1970) on Blu-Ray and make a kid happy this holiday season.