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Warner Home Video Releases Dr. Seuss' Classic Animated Television Special Horton Hears a Who! on DVD, in an All-New, Re-Mastered Deluxe Edition March 4, 2008 The DVD Will Be Presented in a Dazzling, Specially-Designed Package Featuring Three Bonus Episodes from the Best of Dr. Seuss, Including Butter Battle Book, Daisy-Head Mayzie and Horton Hatches the Egg! BURBANK, Calif.--(Business Wire)--The inhabitants of Who-ville will shout with glee, when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! on DVD. The captivating, Peabody Award-Winning, animated television special produced by legendary animator Chuck Jones will be available in a deluxe, fully re-mastered edition on March 4, 2008 in time for the new theatrical remake. The release will include three bonus episodes from the Best of Dr. Seuss as well as additional bonus features. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.97 SRP. Adapted from Dr. Seuss' beloved children's story book Horton Hears a Who! the half-hour special was directed by Academy Award(R)-winning animator Chuck Jones and first aired on television. The special brings to life the delightful story of a charming Elephant named Horton, who while taking a bath "on the 15th of May in the Jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, he was splashing, enjoying the jungle's great joys, when Horton the elephant heard a small noise." Horton hears a faint plea for help coming from a tiny speck of dust drifting through the air. The plea comes from Dr. Hoovey, resident professor of science of Who-ville, a tiny planet no bigger than a speck of dust, which is inhabited by the microscopic Whos. Horton happily obliges to take care of all the teensy Whos in Who-ville, proclaiming "after all, a person is a person, no matter how small," and tenderly rests the tiny speck of dust on a clover blossom. Horton's jungle companions however claim Horton has "flipped his lid." They enlist the Wickersham brothers to steal the clover from Horton, and arrange to then pass it along to the black-bottomed eagle, who finally drops the clover in a great big patch of clovers over 100 miles wide. Keeping his promise to protect the Whos, Horton searches through the entire field to prevent the Whos from perishing. "Horton Hears a Who! is such a sweet, tender story. It captures the hearts of viewers no matter what their age. We are delighted to finally give this wonderful special its own, well-deserved release," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, "This special truly captures the essence of Dr. Seuss' book. It teaches us wonderful morals and values while at the same time entertaining us with vibrant animation, brilliant narration and imaginative storytelling." DVD Special Features Include Three Bonus Episodes from the Best of Dr. Seuss: -- Butter Battle Book - Tells the story of the battle between two hostile cultures, the Yooks and the Zooks, over buttering bread butter side up versus butter side down. -- Daisy-Head Mayzie - Focuses on the story of Mayzie, a school girl who sprouts yellow daisies from her head. -- Horton Hatches the Egg! - Another story featuring Horton the elephant, who is convinced by an irresponsible bird named Mayzie, to sit on her egg while she takes a break. Additional kid-friendly enhanced content will also be featured including a Singalong Music Video, You Can Hear Horton, Horton Can Hear You! and In Search of Dr. Seuss, an Emmy Award(R)-nominated 90-minute documentary hosted by actress Kathy Najimy. The film tells the story of Dr. Seuss' life through celebrity skits, music and animated clips from his best-loved stories. For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com. Artwork is downloadable at www.WHVDirect.com or by request. Warner Home Video Melissa Hufjay, 818-977-7310 or The Lippin Group/LA Alex Uliantzeff, 323-965-1990 Copyright Business Wire 2008