Following their highly-acclaimed 2019 adaption of ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ Netflix announced in a press release that has made a deal with Dr. Seuss Enterprises for five new specials and television shows to the streaming service. Dustin Ferrer will serve as showrunner and executive producer across the board.
“Netflix and Dr. Seuss Enterprises today announced they will bring some of the most iconic and beloved stories and characters of Dr. Seuss to life with five new animated preschool series and specials. The projects are inspired by treasured stories like Horton Hears a Who!; The Sneetches; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; and Wacky Wednesday, in addition to lovable characters like Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose,” they said in the announcement.
Netflix added, “The announcement expands the partnership between Netflix and Dr. Seuss Enterprises even further, following the launch of the critically acclaimed animated series Green Eggs and Ham in 2019, which will have its anticipated second season premiere April 8, 2022.”
‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’ will have several short episodes. The show “series follows the adventures of two loveable fish who are different in every way. Red and Blue consistently find themselves in comedic situations that allow them to introduce oppositional vocabulary to our preschool viewers.”
With ‘The Sneetches,’ the logline explains that as “long as there have been Sneetches on beaches, the Star-Bellies and Moon-Bellies have lived separate lives. But when two young Sneetches form an unlikely friendship, they teach their communities that differences don’t need to be avoided, they can be celebrated.” It will be a short animated special.
‘Wacky Wednesday’ is a series of shorts that tells a story in “an otherwise perfectly normal town, whenever Wednesday rolls around things suddenly get wacky! Luckily, this town has a ten-year-old Wacky Expert who knows that humor inspires creativity and never fails to solve every wacky problem with an equally wacky solution.”
‘Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose’ is an animated special about “a grumpy moose leader decides that he wants to be the happiest moose in the pack, he calls upon sweet Thidwick to help him. As this unlikely duo embarks on a comical adventure, Thidwick discovers that the key to happiness is being kind to others.”
Netflix will also be remaking ‘Horton Hears A Who’ as a show that “follows a young Horton as he explores the Jungle of Nool with his two best friends: going on daring adventures, helping their community, and learning how to stand up for what’s fair.”
This will be the third version of ‘Horton Hears A Who’ which includes a 1970 television special that aired on CBS and a 2008 film made by the now-defunct Blue Sky Studios.
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