History Literature / HortonHearsAWho

17th Sep '17 4:11:44 AM N8han11
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* KarmaHoudini: Sour Kangaroo, especially in the movie.
** Of course. Horton's [[{{Forgiveness}} cool like that]].
*** WordOfGod says that in the movie she was originally going to get much better comeuppence in the form of all the other animals turning their back on her but the writers decided to cut that out saying that "Dr. Seuss wasn't big on revenge".

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* GutPunch: How both the book and the movie reveal that Vlad has just dropped the clover containing Whoville into a ''thousand-mile-wide'' patch of identical clovers. In the book, it's a simple page turn, while in the movie, it's a dramatic camera pan, and both hit the viewer smack in the face with that massive field of solid pink.
* KarmaHoudini: Sour Kangaroo, especially in the movie.
** Of course. Horton's [[{{Forgiveness}} cool like that]].
***
movie. WordOfGod says that in the movie she was originally going to get much better comeuppence in the form of all the other animals turning their back on her her, but the writers decided to cut that out saying that "Dr. Seuss wasn't big on revenge".
17th Aug '17 3:43:52 PM NWolfman
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* InkSuitActor: Zig-zagged. Horton doesn't ''exactly'' look like Jim Carrey here, but after he was cast, the more faithfully-designed Horton model was updated to include Carrey's expressive mouth.

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* InkSuitActor: Zig-zagged.Downplayed. Horton doesn't ''exactly'' look like Jim Carrey here, but after he was cast, the more faithfully-designed Horton model was updated to include Carrey's expressive mouth.
6th Jun '17 1:25:16 PM DaibhidC
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** The concept of Jojo being an AscendedExtra as the mayor's misunderstood son and the fact that Whoville [[spoiler: is somehow not damaged in the slightest from the the fall into the cloverpatch]] both come Theatre/Seussical, which uses this story as one of the main plots.

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** The concept of Jojo being an AscendedExtra as the mayor's misunderstood son and the fact that Whoville [[spoiler: is somehow not damaged in the slightest from the the fall into the cloverpatch]] both come Theatre/Seussical, from ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}'', which uses this story as one of the main plots.
2nd Jun '17 6:41:56 PM NWolfman
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* WhamShot: In both the book and the movie, TheReveal that Vlad has just dropped the cover containing Whoville into a thousand-mile wide field of clovers.
29th Apr '17 5:46:18 PM yakko
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* SlidingScaleofAdaptationModification: Type 4. The only real difference from the book is that the mayor is downgraded to a science professor named Dr. Hoovey. and a subplot is added involving the townspeople ridiculing his claims about there being life beyond Whoville and being an outcast as a result.
26th Apr '17 3:35:06 PM Hedging
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* LostInImitation: The films borrows some concepts from previous adaptations of the story:
** The mayor (or Dr. Hoovey in the 1970 special) trying to prove to the people of Whoville that life beyond their world exists, but is not believed and ridiculed by the citizens, which comes back to bite them later.
** The concept of Jojo being an AscendedExtra as the mayor's misunderstood son and the fact that Whoville [[spoiler: is somehow not damaged in the slightest from the the fall into the cloverpatch]] both come Theatre/Seussical, which uses this story as one of the main plots.
26th Apr '17 3:28:08 PM Hedging
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* IWarnedYou: Inverted. The ''whos'' acknowledge themselves the massive destruction Whoville receives from being dropped from the sky by Vlad, that Dr. Hoovey had warned them that there was life beyond Whoville that could put their whole world at risk and they had not given his claims a speck (pun intended) of regard.
23rd Jan '17 10:14:12 AM dieseldragons
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* BigGood: Horton, simply because the city of Whooville resides on a speck, in the Jungle of Nool. Resident empathetic elephant is thus enormous compared to them, unfortunately, so is local [[BigBad control-freak Sour Kangaroo]].
17th Jan '17 2:30:10 PM TheDalaiLamaHimself
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* UnlikelyHero: Although you can see it coming a mile away, the mopey, silent Jojo is, of course, the one who [[spoiler: comes through in the end]].
18th Oct '16 7:31:34 PM JJHIL325
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* AskAStupidQuestion: When Morton warns Horton that Kangaroo has sent Vlad to destroy the clover.
--> '''Horton''': Is it the Bad Vlad or the Bunny Vlad that makes the cookies?\\
'''Morton''': [[SarcasmMode Yeah Horton. She's sending you a bunny with cookies]]. I think we can assume it's the Bad Vlad!
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