Fox's Blue Sky animation studio have announced that they will be making a CGI-animated film version of Dr. Suess' classic story Horton Hears a Who! (Currently scheduled to be released March of 2008).
Remember the Story?
Horton Hears a Who! is the story of an Elephant (Horton) who with his impecable hearing, hears the pleas for protection from teeny-tiny people (the Whos) who live in a world of their own on a floating piece of dust. Horton risks his own life on countless occasion to save the Whos.
Interesting to me because: Many feel this book's original intention was to make an anti-atomic bomb statement. It's a story about self-sacrifice and being accepting of all people, "A Person's a Person no Matter How Small." It is not surprising in our current war enviornment that this would be a message that film makers might consider representing in a new medium.
Fox announced that Jim Carrey has been cast as the voice talent for Horton.
Interesting to me because:Jim Carrey's already played an iconic Dr. Suess character. Carrey, of course, was the grinch in Ron Howard's adaptation of Dr. Suess' famous story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
The other announced cast member is Steve Carell who will provide the voice talent for the mayor of Whoville.
Interesting to me because: Steve Carell performed as the news anchor with speaking problems in Bruce Almighty, and will headlining in the upcoming Noah-esque sequel Evan Almighty. Also, Carell did lead voice talent as Hammy in Dreamwork's Over the Hedge this year.
Related Tags: Horton Hears A Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Suess, Childrens Films, War, Self-Sacrifice, Whoville, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Dreamworks, Fox Studios, Blue Sky, CGI Animation, Film