Viewers can explore the whimsical world of Dr.Seuss and his characters once more with the animated series. This time it’s not just Sam trying to convince Guy to try a plate of green eggs and ham. Much like the original book, Sam’s on a mission to return the rare Chickeraffe to its island home, — hiding the creature in a briefcase — when he runs into a mishap.
Guy, coming back from failing as an inventor at Snerz Co. packs up his invention in a briefcase, gives up on his dreams to become a paint watcher.
As fate would have it, the two meet and accidentally swap briefcases, sending them on an adventure of self-discovery as their lives become intertwined. They come across Michellee, whose daughter EB sets her heart on having the Chickeraffe as her pet. A love story between Michellee and Guy commences along the way.
Their story isn’t all fun and games, however. After all, what’s a story without a good villain? Their exotic companion attracts trouble in the form of poacher McWinkle and his minions, who are out to get the Chickeraffe as a trophy.
One of the show’s executive producers, Ellen DeGeneres commented on why Dr. Seuss still works for today’s viewers, “Dr. Seuss was the first rapper. I think it’s his simplicity. I don’t know, it reminds everybody of their childhood so these are feel-good stories.”
“It’s the kind of thing that parents are going to want to watch with their kids because it makes them feel good, too. Nobody’s singing baby shark do-do-do, either,” she told Variety.
The first two episodes of the series are available now. Check out the trailer below.