Netflix’s “Green Eggs & Ham” adaptation has confirmed the all-star voice cast that will bring the story to life. The new animated-comedy is based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, and the series follows opposites “Guy” and “Sam” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo.
The story picks up when 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 get cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home. Meanwhile, 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.
Netflix went on to describe the story adding, “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.”
The 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.
The series features SAM I AM (Voiced by Adam Devine), GUY AM I (Voiced by Michael Douglas), EB (Voiced by Ilana Glazer), MICHELLEE (Voiced by Diane Keaton), SNERZ (Voiced by Eddie Izzard), MCWINKLE (Voiced by Jeffrey Wright), GLUNTZ (Voiced by Jillian Bell), GOAT (Voiced by John Turturro), FOX (Voiced by Tracy Morgan), and MOUSE (Voiced by Daveed Diggs). The series is NARRATED by Keegan-Michael Key.
Jared Stern created the new adaptation for Netflix, with fellow Executive Producers Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Register, Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), and David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman. The series itself is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is scheduled to debut on Netflix later this fall.
The video streaming service also released a quick teaser trailer to get fans excited for the new series. You can watch that video below, thanks to an early morning upload to YouTube.
Dr. Seuss content has been a hit this year, the movie ” Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” opened this past holiday with a $67M debut before going on to make over $508.9M worldwide. Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier directed that film, which featured the voice-talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Kenan Thompson, and Angela Lansbury.