Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss, wrote wildly offbeat children's stories (most famously The Cat in the Hat) where gentle lessons, and even the odd subversive message, were illustrated in his colourfully anarchic style. The Best of Dr Seuss is an animated compilation of three of his tales: Horton Hatches the Egg is the entertaining Looney Tunes-style debut of the ever-optimistic elephant seen in 2008's Horton Hears a Who!; and the lesser known The Butter Battle Book and Daisy Head Mayzie.
This light comedy sees young minister's son Ken reluctantly named best church singer in his village in Wales, despite his desperate efforts to lose the contest. This means he will be broadcast singing the children's hymn on the BBC - an honour he'd rather do without. That's only the beginning of a series of hilarious misfortunes, as Ken's theft of the filling of the pork pie his mother intends to feed to the visitors, coupled with the greed of his pet dog Bonzo, create havoc.