Dr. Seuss has been a huge part of my childhood. In fact, The Lorax became the first piece that I’ve memorized, thanks to that cassette tape-and-book bundle that my aunts gave me! From there, I started exploring other books like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss was a creative genius and I can’t help but feel giddy after seeing the teaser of his work on Netflix even if it’s just for a few seconds!
To keep you hooked, we’ve gathered additional info on the upcoming animated series, which has been produced by Ellen Degeneres:
The series is headlined by opposites “Guy” and “Sam” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish. I bet you already know what that is.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
SAM I AM (Voiced by Adam Devine):A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham.
GUY AM I (Voiced by Michael Douglas):An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet.
EB (Voiced by Ilana Glazer):A curious, fun seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet.
MICHELLEE (Voiced by Diane Keaton):EB’s overprotective mother who’d rather stay home and count beans than ever risk any fun.
NARRATED by Keegan-Michael Key:Our rhyming guide on the road to Meepville.
SNERZ (Voiced by Eddie Izzard):The tiny, evil overlord of the biggest company in all of Seussdom with a passion for collecting rare, illegal animals.
MCWINKLE (Voiced by Jeffrey Wright):A professional bad guy on one last job.
GLUNTZ (Voiced by Jillian Bell):A professional bad guy on her very first job.
GOAT (Voiced by John Turturro): The biggest, baddest goat this side of Meepville.
FOX (Voiced by Tracy Morgan):A fox torn by his love for a chicken and her tasty green eggs.
MOUSE (Voiced by Daveed Diggs): A revolutionary at heart, this vermin longs for freedom and cheese.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home.
Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher.
A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery.
Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins.
Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.