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ⓘ Green Eggs and Ham, TV series. Green Eggs and Ham is an American animated comedy adventure streaming television series based on the 1960 Dr. Seuss book of the s ..




                                     

ⓘ Green Eggs and Ham (TV series)

Green Eggs and Ham is an American animated comedy adventure streaming television series based on the 1960 Dr. Seuss book of the same title. It premiered on November 8, 2019 on Netflix. The series has received critical acclaim for its animation, humor, and voice acting. In December 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which will be titled Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving.

                                     

1. Premise

Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from a zoo saying he intends to return it to its natural habitat. After he accidentally swaps his briefcase, containing the Chickeraffe, for that of failed inventor Guy, Sam and Guy end up on an adventure with EB, a girl who wants to adopt the Chickeraffe as a pet, and EBs overprotective mother Michellee, who is also a romantic interest for Guy. The four are pursued by a wealthy, arrogant poacher and collector, Snerz, who wants to claim the Chickeraffe Named Mr. Jenkins by E.B. as a trophy; two mysterious "B.A.D.G.U.Y.S." named McWinkle and Gluntz; and Snerzs bounty hunter Goat.

                                     

2. Voice cast

  • Eddie Izzard as Hervnick Z. Snerz, an arrogant businessman who wants to capture the chickeraffe.
  • Diane Keaton as Michellee, the overprotective mother of E.B.
  • Tracy Morgan as Michael, an eccentric fox whos obsessed with green eggs and has a crush on a green chicken named Sandra.
  • Billy Eichner as Mr. Bigman, McWinkle and Gluntzs boss.
  • Jillian Bell as Gluntz, McWinkles optimistic and dim-witted rookie.
  • Fred Tatasciore as Yes-Man, Snerzs sniveling assistant.
  • Adam DeVine as Sam-I-Am, a happy-go-lucky enthusiast of green eggs and ham.
  • Keegan-Michael Key as the Narrator.
  • Michael Douglas as Guy-Am-I, a cantankerous, misanthropic failed inventor who dislikes green eggs and ham, despite never having eaten them.
  • Jeffrey Wright as McWinkle, a deadly serious member of B.A.D.G.U.Y.S.
  • Daveed Diggs as Squeaky, an imprisoned mouse who himself is a parody of the character "Jean Valjean" from Les Miserables.
  • John Turturro as Goat, a ruthless bounty hunter sent by Snerz.
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Mr. Jenkins or Guy Junior credited as "Chickeraffe" an energetic Chickeraffe who Guy and Sam protect.
  • Ilana Glazer as E.B., a good-hearted, adventurous girl and Michellees daughter.
                                     

3. Production

Development

On April 29, 2015, Netflix announced it had given the production a series order consisting of thirteen episodes. At the same time, Deadline reported that production on the series will take three years and is expected to be the most expensive animated program to make with each episode costing five to six million dollars. Production companies involved in the series include Warner Bros. Animation, A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television. The series was originally slated to premiere in the fall of 2018 before receiving its fall 2019 premiere window. On December 20, 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.

Casting

On February 19, 2019, the cast of the series was announced with Adam DeVine and Michael Douglas voicing the lead roles while Diane Keaton, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Daveed Diggs, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright and Jillian Bell would have supporting roles.



                                     

4. Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 8.46/10, based on 8 reviews. The websites critical consensus reads, "Critics love its animation, the way it plays with expectations. With goofy jokes and surprising wham, you may just love Green Eggs and Ham." Metacritic assigned the series a score of 89 out of 100, based on 4 reviews, signifying "universal acclaim".