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Horton is tasked into laying on an egg by Maizy, a lazy bird going on a permanent vacation. Horton receives ridicule and laugher from friends, battles the elements, and captured by hunters to be put on display for a circus. Despite all these challenges he continued to say to himself, "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephants faithful one hundred percent." Eventually Maizy accidently finds Horton at the circus when the egg is about to hatch. With the work all done Maizy tries to reclaim the egg. Then a creature pops out that has wings of a bird but the trunk of an elephant; an "elephant-bird."

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  • This was adapted in 1942 as a Merrie Melodies short.

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