Watched Aug 01, 2012
Abner Hofstadler’s review:
After watching The Lorax earlier this week I was inspired somewhat to go back and watch this previous Seuss animation as I chose to bypass it originally as I had with many animations since 'Shrek 2' (Apart from the Pixars).
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The stars cast (Carrey and Carell) strike up that working relationship they had in Bruce Almighty to bring the characters of Horton and the Mayor of Whosville to life and this certainly did not disappoint. Your standard mixture of slapstick comedy with one liners (not rude) that will make the adults laugh and a story that will melt everyone's hearts while watching with two parallel stories of belief in one another running alongside each other.
Where I would not give it that extra half star to par it with The Lorax or maybe Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs I think this film just needed some songs, the noise making at the end was I felt very well done and brought Carell's family back together and made his son feel worth his father's love but I can't help but feel a few more snippets of song would have brought the world of Seuss alive once more. Horton and the Mayor breaking into "I Can't Fight This Feeling" was a real treat for the end and gave me a belly ache from laughing - I have to stress how much I am enjoying these kinds of films right now...
If anyone has some non-pixar animations from the 00's that they think are gems pleeeeeeease give me a comment below so I can give them a watch!!!