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March 1st, 2008 at 9:59 am

New Horton Hears a Who Posters


Horton Hears a Who Poster

Horton Hears a Who has been getting a lot of posters. And I mean a LOT. IMPAwards is on the case and have all the (many) latest.

Honestly, quite a few of the posters feel redundant, so I’m not sure what is going on here. Problems deciding how to exactly sell the film? Just an attempt to grab more attention by constantly releasing new posters? Slightly different version for different markets? I just don’t know.

But I do want to highlight the main difference between the new and the old character posters: each new poster has some text revealing something about the character.

I find this kind of technique, which we also saw recently in the posters for Forbidden Kingdom, although with much smaller print, interesting, especially when used in posters for films that aren’t sequels and that don’t feature very well known characters. The text allows us to know more about the character and to form a better mental image of what he/she/it might be like, which in turns helps to form some sort of emotional attachment to them.

Of course text, as useful as it is sometime, is always a poor alternative to conveying the same thing with images. This strikes me as especially true when the movie is aimed at kids, so I’m not endorsing this approach full-heartedly. But there is only so much you can put in any given image without making it confusing, so this is an interesting work around, and in the case of Forbidden Kingdom I felt that it added noticeably to the effectiveness of the posters.

Anyway, check out more of the character posters below. And now can we go back to talking about Wall-E?


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    Oh yes, let’s go back to talking about Wall-E. While I find the Horton characters posters nice portraits, the text is actually a bit annoying. “Horton is tougher than you’d think.” Seriously?

    I love the Wall-E posters, what with his expressive eyes. Simply adorable! Can’t wait for it :D

    Pristine on March 1st, 2008
  • 2

    wall-e succkksss

    Maggie on March 16th, 2008
  • 3

    Do you know where I can purchase “Horton is toughter than you’d think poster” (green background). I’m having trouble locating on web.

    Dale on April 4th, 2008
  • 4

    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who is classic, i forgot how much that guy packed into such simple storylines… they didn’t add much to the original story either except for the usual Jim-Carryisms.

    patrick on April 8th, 2008
  • 5

    WHERE CAN I PURCHASE “THE MAYOR IS BRAVER THAN HE KNOWS”.HAHA I COPIED PATRICK.BUT,I DID IT WITH MY FAVORITE POSTER. P.S I REALY WANT THAT POSTER ITS CUTE.HEY PATRICK GO TO JOJO AND NED IF IT DOSENT WORK KEEP TRYING IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.HORTON IS HOMPING A PANDA.CLICK PICTURES TO MAKE BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG.

    spongebob on April 16th, 2008
  • 6

    KATIE IS CREEPY.PS WHAT IS SHE???????????????

    spongebob on April 16th, 2008
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    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…PLEASE

    spongebob on April 16th, 2008
  • 8

    ITS SUPPOSE TO SAY READ PLEASE.

    spongebob on April 16th, 2008
  • 9

    THE MAYOR IS SEXY AND HHHHOOOOOTTTT.

    JESSICA on April 16th, 2008
  • 10

    I’m sorry people but I also don’t know where you can purchase any of these posters on the web.

    Larking on April 16th, 2008
  • 11

    Did anyone find out where to purchase the “Horton is tougher than you think” poster? I am a teacher, and I think that would be a great one for my classroom :)

    Maria on April 26th, 2008
  • 12

    Spongebob is really funny and hilarious. somebody says that spongebob is gay, is that even true?;”,

    Nevaeh Green on May 9th, 2010
  • 13

    haha…”in my world everyones a pony an we all eat rainbows an poop butterflys”….”thats wonderful kaity…in a wierd way…”
    aaaaaahhhhhhhh……. xx

    Shelli on June 15th, 2010
  • 14

    Spongebo and Patrick are really great characters. love them.,.,

    Jack Smith on July 3rd, 2010
  • 15

    what i like about spongebob is that he is sarcastic and funny;~”

    Jordan Edwards on September 28th, 2010
  • 16

    Spongebog is always very cheesy and funny, i like this cartoon character~-.

    Compact Fluorescent Bulb : on October 25th, 2010
  • 17

    I like spongebob because he is wacky and funny, there is no other cartoon character like spongebob…  

    Melatonin on July 5th, 2011

 

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