Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book-to-Film: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss



From Book Riot:

The Dr. Suess classic Green Eggs and Ham will become a 13-episode series coming to Netflix in 2018. Produced by Ellen DeGeneres production company A Very Good Production, the cartoon will be written and produced by Jared Stern, from Lego Movie 2, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, and David Dobkin.

Usually I am either excited or apprehensive when I hear about book-to-screen adaptations, but this one has me flat out confused.  I mean, how in the world could this adaptation work?  Obviously they can't do a straight adaptation from the book, because weird.  But they made a whole film out of Legos, so maybe they can do Green Eggs and Ham too?  Who am I to say they can't?  

What do you think?  Is this the weirdest thing you've ever heard?  Or are you excited about it?  Or maybe you're excited because it's so weird?  Tell me your thoughts!

6 comments:

  1. What?! Yeah, they're going to have to loosely base it and take a lot of liberties.

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking. A LOT of liberties.

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  2. My concern is how are they going to stretch this book out to 13 episodes unless they're 15-minute episodes or something...

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    1. Even if they're 5 minutes each, I'm not sure there's enough material for 13 episodes! I have no idea how this is going to work.

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  3. 13 Episodes? They better be doing 13 different books!

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    1. Ha! I'm still not sure what age this is getting geared for. Maybe if it's geared towards toddlers it might work. Like Curious George or something.

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