Horton Hatches the Egg (film)
Horton Hatches the Egg is a ten-minute 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 the Peter Lorre fish, Sara Berner voiced Mayzie and the elephant bird, Frank Graham narrated, and Mel Blanc performed most of the other voices.
- [repeated line] I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.
An elephant's faithful 100%.
Peter Lorre fish
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, the rang out to noises and the 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!
- Maysie: But it's mine!
- Narrator: Screamed the bird when she hearted the egg crack.
- Maysie: [whispering to the audience] The work is all done now, I want it back!
Ha, ha! [to Horton] It's my egg!
- Narrator: She sputtered.
- Maysie: You stole it from me!
Get off of my nest and get out of my tree!