The star-studded cast of Green Eggs and Ham read Seuss’ book in new video

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Netflix has unveiled a behind-the-voices video for their GREEN EGGS AND HAM television series based on the classic road trippin' tale by Dr. Suess.

In the video, stars Adam Devine, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard and Keegan Michael-Key each read portions of Suess' story for a behind-the-scenes look at how the magic of the upcoming series is being cooked up. Perhaps the best part about the project is that the aforementioned stars aren't the only players helping to bring the good doctor's timeless tale to life on the small screen. Also set to arrive as members of the GREEN EGGS AND HAM cast are Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, John Turturro, Tracy Morgan and Daveed Diggs.

From Netflix's official press relese for GREEN EGGS AND HAM:

"Green Eggs and Ham is fully cooked and has a launch date! November 8th is the day to finally get your fix, of this fantastical series – only on Netflix. The world of Dr. Seuss is a whimsical delight, Sam, Guy and the Chickeraffe now taking the spotlight. With voices including Adam, Michael, Keegan and Diane, a series for the whole family, you're sure to be a fan! With cinema-quality hand-drawn 2D animation, it has humor, adventure and a great sophistication."

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Here's the official synopsis for Netflix's GREEN EGGS AND HAM series:

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.

You can check out two first-look images for the series below:

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GREEN EGGS AND HAM was created for Netflix by Jared Stern (THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, WRECK-IT-RALPH) and is executive produced by Stern, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Register, Mike Karz, David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman. Helen Kalafatic is producing alongside Warner Bros. Animation.

How Netflix and Stern plan to extend Dr. Suess' story to fit a series format remains a mystery at this time, but do you know what? I am more than ready to give it a shot. Suess' work is timeless beyond measure, and although not every adaptation of his work has been a smash hit, I can't imagine that GREEN EGGS AND HAM will arrive at the table tasting cold and sour. I mean, did you get a good look at that cast? Plus, the design of the show looks as if it flew right off the pages of Suess' book. I'll be ordering up a helping of GREEN EGGS AND HAM for sure.

Netflix will serve GREEN EGGS AND HAM up to their subscribers beginning on November 8th.

Source: Netflix

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.