Dr Seuss' stories have already been adapted to animation twice, with Horton Hears a Who! (2008, by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino at Blue Sky Studios) and The Lorax (2012, by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda at Illumination Entertainment). It's no surprise that it happened, as Dr Seuss imaginative worlds are a perfect fit for animation. And it's about to happen again, since Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation are currently developing a show based on Green Eggs and Ham.
The announcement was made by Ellen Degeneres - who is producing the series with Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz and David Dobkin - on her show, as you can see below.
Additionally, Netflix has put together a funny press release, partly written in Dr Seuss' rhyming style:
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!
Jared Stern (Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie Sequel) will write and produce Green Eggs and Ham; the 13-episode series will arrive on Netflix in 2018.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."