Horton Hatches the Egg (film)
Horton Hatches the Egg is an American animated short film based on the book by Dr. Seuss, by Leon Schlesinger Productions in 1942, released as part of Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies series. The short, which in contrast to the original children's book, was more adult-oriented and was directed by Bob Clampett. Horton was voiced by Kent Rogers along with Peter Lorre as Fish, Sara Berner voiced Mayzie and the Elephant-Bird, Frank Graham narrated, and Mel Blanc performed most of the other voices.
Horton the Elephant
[repeated line] I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful 100%.
Well, now I've seen everything!
- Maysie: My gracious!
- Narrator: Gasped Maysie.
- Maysie: I've seen you before.
- Narrator: Poor Horton looked up with his face white as chalk.
He started to speak, but before he could talk,
There rang out the noisiest ear-splitting squeaks
From the egg that he sat on for 51 weeks.
- Horton: My egg!
- Narrator: Horton gasped.
- Horton: My egg! Why, it's hatching!
- Kent Rogers - Horton the Elephant
- Peter Lorre - Fish / Giraffe
- Sara Berner - Mayzie the Bird / Elephant-Bird
- Frank Graham - Narrator / Tall Hunter
- Mel Blanc - Horton sneezing / Rosebud the Mouse / Small Hunter
- Bob Clampett - Medium Hunter