Netflix has released the official trailer for Green Eggs and Ham, the upcoming animated series adaptation of the children’s book by Dr. Seuss.
Among the characters in what Netflix describes as “a postmodern Planes, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss” are Guy I Am (voiced by Michael Douglas) and Sam I Am (voiced by Adam Devine). Seuss’s simple story, which only has 50 words, follows a character who does not like green eggs and ham and another character that really wants him to eat it. The concept has been adapted into a 13-episode series here; one crafted with what looks like gorgeous 2D animation and some wit that could work for all ages.
The Lego Batman Movie co-writer Jared Stern is creator and showrunner of the series, with Ellen DeGeneres among its executive producers. The voice cast includes Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Eddie Izzard, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, John Turturro, Tracy Morgan and Daveed Diggs.
Just a few days away: Green Eggs and Ham arrives on November 8.
Official synopsis for Green Eggs and Ham:
The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Planes, 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.