I thought it was just OK when we saw it at the movies. I think we even bought the DVD, so the kids have seen it more times that I have. But after I watched it again on cable, I began to get very disturbed a little too late. And my suspicions were correct. When I asked the kids who the bad guy was in the movie, they named the Mama Kangaroo and nothing else I said after that convinced them otherwise. While as a parent I understand being over-protective has it's own dangers, is the movie trying to tell that to my or to my kids? Parenting is hard enough without making little kids more resentful of the parental role in preventing children from being defenselessly exposed to extreme undercurrents of thought & activity in society. Horton might actually have been crazy to be the only one hearing voices the way he was. No parent would want to expose their child to the rantings of someone crazy or someone championing causes they don't want to teach their child to believe in. What is this "special-interest group" on the grain of pollen anyway? Yes, these groups have the right to exist, but as parents we cannot cast the job of raising the next generation over just to save a grain of pollen. Mama Kangaroo probably would have left Horton alone anyway, if he did not want to live "out-loud" by waving his flower in everybody else's face. I think this movie should be PG, because this concept is not harmless and I would have wanted a chance to explain or defend a different point of view before Mama Kangaroo was irreversibly villanized.