I would watch this here or there, I would watch this everywhere. Ellen Degeneres will executive produce a Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Netflix series, with the backing of the Dr. Seuss estate and Warner Bros. TV Group. Though the 13-episode series won't start streaming until 2018 (boo), don't panic because it will be available in all 50+ countries where Netflix is available, so no one will have to miss out.
“It’s going to be cutting-edge animation," Degeneres said about the Green Eggs and Ham series on her talk show Ellen. "It’s never been done on television before. It’s very, very cool. I’m excited about it."
Netflix put its rhyming chops to the test in an announcement that Dr. Seuss himself would be proud of:
Issued from Netflix headquarters.Delivered straight to all reporters.
We’d love to share some happy newsbased on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.Green Eggs and Ham will become a showand you’re among the first to know.
In this richly animated production,a 13-episode introduction,standoffish inventor (Guy, by name)and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame,embark on a cross-country tripthat tests the limits of their friendship.As they learn to try new things,they find out what adventure brings.Of course they also get to eatthat famous green and tasty treat!
Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflixthrew her quote into the mix:“We think this will be a hitGreen Eggs and Ham is a perfect fitfor our growing slate of amazing storiesavailable exclusively in all Netflix territories.You can stream it on a phone.You can stream it on your own.You can stream it on TV.You can stream it globally.
It seems the spirit of the original picture book will be alive and well in the Netflix series, with our favorite pest of a friend Sam-I-Am embarking on an adventure to show kids (and yes, adults, too) how to open your eyes to new experiences and try new things.
You can watch Ellen talk more about the project on her show:
It's a big year of announcements for both Dr. Seuss and Netflix's investment in nostalgia. A previously "lost" Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get? was uncovered and it's going to hit shelves this July. Meanwhile, Netflix has delved into the archives to bring back Full House in a sequel Fuller House.