Green Eggs and Ham is pretty neat, but 13 episodes? Well that's a treat!
Dr. Seuss is coming to Netflix – rather, one of his most famous works is. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a children's series based on the classic story Green Eggs and Ham.
Here's the plot, if you are wondering how they're going to stretch Green Eggs and Ham into a 13-episode series. Netflix had some fun with the announcement, as you can see:
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 trip
that 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 eat
that famous green and tasty treat!
Ellen DeGeneres is signed on to executive produce the show, as are Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, David Dobkin and Warner Bros. Animation. It'll be written by Jared Stern, who co-wrote Wreck-It-Ralph and is currently working on the story of The Lego Movie sequel.
I'm producing a new show with Dr. Seuss for Netflix! You can watch it here or there. You can watch it anywhere. http://t.co/7LZQSXkVj9
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 30, 2015
According to Deadline, Netflix's Green Eggs and Ham adaptation will be the "highest-end, most expensive animated program ever produced for television."
"We think this will be a hit, Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit
for our growing slate of amazing stories, available 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," said Netflix VP of content Cindy Holland. Ok, we can stop now you guys.
Expect Green Eggs and Ham in 2018.
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