Beloved childrens author/artist Dr. Seuss‘ (Theodor Seuss Geisel) Green Eggs and Ham is serving up a heaping helping of enjoyable animation when the series debuts on Netflix in Fall 2019. Now viewers are learning that the series has some very well-known voices making a season-long reservation at the Ellen DeGeneres-produced adaptation: Michael Douglas, Adam DeVine, Diane Keaton, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Daveed Diggs, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, and Jillian Bell.
First announced in 2015, the series has been in production for the past three years. Created by Jared Stern with Warner Bros. Animation as the studio, Green Eggs and Ham is executive produced by Stern, DeGeneres, Sam Register, Gulfstream TV’s Mike Karz, David Dobkin, and Jeff Kleeman.
Here’s a look at the first official teaser for the series:
Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, the animated series follows 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.
Netflix’s Green Eggs and Ham voice cast includes Devine as Sam I Am, Douglas as Guy Am I, Glazer as Eb, Keaton as Michellee, Key as narrator, Izzard as Snerz, Wright as McWinkle, Bell as Gluntz, Turturro as Goat, Morgan as Fox, and Diggs as Mouse.
First published in August 1960, Dr. Seuss‘ Green Eggs and Ham would go on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide, and adapted several numerous times over the years:
“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.