Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

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CotD: Warner Bros. animated the first adaption of a Dr. Suess story with their 1942 version of “Horton Hatches The Egg”, the only classic Warner Bros. cartoon adapted from a book.

Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) - Merrie Melodies

Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) - Merrie Melodies

Horton Hatches The Egg (1942) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Horton, a faithful elephant, promises to sit on an egg for Maisie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, while she vacations: “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant- an elephant is faithful, 100 percent.” Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100 percent faithfully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. Maisie happens by just as the egg is about to hatch and demands that Horton give it back to her.

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