Pop Star Voices Jo-Jo in ‘Horton’

Singer Jesse McCartney voices the taciturn Jo-Jo, the littlest Who.

The upcoming family event movie “Horton” starts in the jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool. Horton the elephant was splashing, enjoying the jungle’s great joys, until Horton heard a small noise.

The film, like Seuss’ book, “Horton Hears a Who!” presents an imaginative elephant named Horton (Carrey) who hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn’t know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor (Carell). Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle…because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”


Pop singer Jesse McCartney initially came to fame in the early 2000s, as a member of the boy band Dream Street, and was the youngest out of all 5 people in the band and subsequently branched out into a solo career, having appeared on the television series Summerland.

In 2004, McCartney participated in “Come kiss me Now”, a charity single to benefit the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, McCartney signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.S.A. He has donated proceeds of his 2005 tour for disaster relief, recorded radio spots promoting the “Kids For A Drug-Free America” campaign, is a spokesperson for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and is involved in the charity SPACE, which was co-founded by a childhood friend of his mother’s. Jesse performed at the Hope Rocks concert in 2005 to benefit City of Hope Cancer Center.

I’m looking for Horton.


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