|Horton the Elephant|
|First appearance||Horton Hatches the Egg|
|Family||Morton the Elephant Bird (son), Uncle Norton|
Horton the Elephant is the kind-hearted elephant character who first appeared in the 1940 book, Horton Hatches the Egg. He also appears in Horton Hears a Who! and Seussical the Musical. He appears in the the first and second seasons of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
Horton is a gray (presumably Indian) elephant with blue eyes. His ears sprout like wings.
- In the Warner Bros Merrie Melodies cartoon version. He is a pink elephant instead of grey.
- He has a tuft of black hair on the top of his head. His body is round in shape.
In each of Horton's book appearances he endures a good amount of ridicule, for believing in something that no one else does. In 1942, Horton the Elephant appeared in Horton Hatches the Egg.
Horton never loses faith, though, even after being roped and caged he continually insisted that the Whos existed, which they did. In The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, he was performed by John Kennedy.
Horton is also one of the main characters of Seussical, played by Kevin Chamberlin, combining his roles in Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who. The basic storyline of the musical is centered around him.
And he is also known as hopeful, observant, relaxed, trustworthy, outgoing, nice, thoughtful, helpful, encouraging, extroverted, loving, efficient, playful, hard-working, altruistic, nurturing and tidy.
He is also a father to an Elephant bird by the name Morton.
Videos with Horton
- Horton Hatches the Egg (1942)
- Horton Hears a Who! (Cartoon)
- The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
- Suessical (TV Special)
- Horton Hears a Who! (film)