Ellen DeGeneres to produce Green Eggs and Ham inspired animated series on Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres to produce Green Eggs and Ham inspired animated series on Netflix

Netflix announced just over a week ago that it will partner with TV personality, Ellen DeGeneres to create an animated series after Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”


The announcement broke through a press release on the Netflix website paying tribute to the great author who wrote the book in 1960.

Issued from Netflix headquarters. Delivered straight to all reporters.

We’d love to share some happy news
based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.
Green Eggs and Ham will become a show
and you’re among the first to know.

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!

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflix
threw her quote into the mix:
“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.”

DeGeneres also made her own personal announcement on her show the same week. “This combines two of my favorite things, Dr. Seuss and binge watching,” said the “Finding Nemo” voice actress. This 13-episode series isn’t set to premiere until 2018, but production is expected to begin this month.



Binge watching on Netflix has become a highly popular pastime since the affordable service became popular. The online channel brings back classic movies and television series back into the light. Netflix created series became popular with the creation of “House of Cards” as well as “Orange is the New Black.” Recently, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” debuted and is just as addicting as both the aforementioned series.


This is a great PR move for Netflix, given the backlash they have received lately on their collaboration with Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” movie.


Watch with caution, Netflix viewers!


What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss story? Share your answers with us in the comments below or reply in a tweet @antoinette_8a.

Antoinette Ochoa

Antoinette Ochoa is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, continuously following her passions for music and writing. Today, Antoinette bounces around Southern California teaching high school performing arts programs and participating in ensembles of her own. She also enjoys discovering the hidden gems of the cities around her and sharing her finds with her partner in crime. Follow her on Twitter @antoinette_8a

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