Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Horton Hatches The Egg

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Horton, Maysie, African Hunters, Peter Lorre Fish.
  • Voice Actors: Kent Rogers, Sara Berner, Frank Graham, Mel Blanc, The Sportsmen.
  • Directed By Robert Clampett.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Robert McKimson, I. Ellis, Thomas McKimson, Phil Monroe, Virgil Ross, Rod Scribner, Cornett Wood, Warren Batchelder, Lou Lilly, J.C. Melendez, Bob Noth, A.C. Gamer.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on April 11, 1942. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 10:00 minutes.
  • Production Number: 441.
    MPAA: 7743
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Horton, a faithful elephant, promises to sit on an egg for Maisie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, while she vacations: "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant- an elephant is faithful, 100 percent." Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100 percent...  (more)

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The only classic Warner Bros. cartoon adapted from a book. The set of Dr. Seuss characters shown here were one of only two outside properties licensed for animated cartoons by Warner Brothers; the collection of Canyon Kiddies in "Mighty Hunters"...  (more)

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Robert Clampett did a good effort on Horton and Robert Mckimson did great animation. I think Kent Rodgers did too dumb of a voice for Horton. One of the best thing is the wackeyness of Clampett. That makes me think Clampett is the best man in Warner Bros. I...  (read more)

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Only Clampett could have pulled off this succesful combine of Dr Seuss and the LT/MM world! Aided by Bob McKimsons excellent copies of the Suess characters,Clampett catches Suess' spirit,while injecting just a soupcon taste of the usual LT style madness...  (read more)

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Only Clampett could have done such a brilliant adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book.

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