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 community 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's the primary film critic for BGN and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critic Association