Today Netflix announced the voices behind the beloved Dr. Seuss story, “Green Eggs and Ham“.
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.
Here is the full list of characters:
SAM I AM (Voiced by Adam Devine)
A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals
and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham.
GUY AM I (Voiced by Michael Douglas)
An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet.
EB (Voiced by Ilana Glazer)
A curious, fun-seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet.
MICHELLEE (Voiced by Diane Keaton)
EB’s overprotective mother who’d rather stay home and count beans than ever risk any fun.
NARRATED by Keegan-Michael Key
Our rhyming guide on the road to Meepville
SNERZ (Voiced by Eddie Izzard)
The tiny, evil overlord of the biggest company in all of Seussdom
with a passion for collecting rare, illegal animals.
MCWINKLE (Voiced by Jeffrey Wright)
A professional bad guy on one last job.
GLUNTZ (Voiced by Jillian Bell)
A professional bad guy on her very first job.
GOAT (Voiced by John Turturro)
The biggest, baddest goat this side of Meepville.
FOX (Voiced by Tracy Morgan)
A fox torn by his love for a chicken and her tasty green eggs.
MOUSE (Voiced by Daveed Diggs)
A revolutionary at heart, this vermin longs for freedom and cheese.
Executive Producers: Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Stern, Sam Register, and Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), and David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman. Produced by: Warner Bros. Animation
Green Eggs and Ham debuts this fall on Netflix
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.