The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, 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. (synopsis via Popaxiom)
Green Eggs and Ham is about to become bingeable!
You might well argue that a rhyming children’s book that takes under 10 minutes to read, with lyrical intent, obviously, has always been inherently bingeable, but now it will be in an animated form, with 13-episodes from Ellen DeGeneres’ production company debuting on Netflix in the northern autumn.
Three years in production, with a stellar voice cast that includes Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Daveed Diggs and Eddie Izzard, and a beefed-up plot, the better to keep 13 episodes chugging along nicely thank you, Green Eggs and Ham is being boldly touted as the Planes, Trains and Automobiles of the 21st century Seuss-loving kiddy set.
Quite the claim but with a story as solidly and delighting engaging as the one Theodor Seuss Geisel gave us in 1960, and legions of fans young and old, this is one upcoming animation series that looks like will be every bit as wonderful as intended.