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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

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