Netflix orders five new animated Dr. Seuss preschool series and specials

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Netflix and Dr. Seuss Enterprises are collaborating to bring five new animated preschool series and specials to the streaming service! It’s not the first time that the companies have worked together as they previously released the critically-acclaimed animated series Green Eggs and Ham in 2019. Green Eggs and Ham season 2 is scheduled for release on April 8, 2022.

On March 15, 2022, Netflix and Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that they will bring some of Dr. Seuss’s most iconic characters and stories to life in five new animated specials, expanding the partnership between the two and anchoring Netflix’s expanded pre-school focus.

The streaming service hopes to introduce a new slate of programming aimed at foundational learning and further exploring themes of diversity and respect told through engaging stories that incorporate the whimsical humor, distinctive visuals and rhythmic style Dr. Seuss is known for creating in his beloved worlds.

Which Dr. Seuss stories are getting adapted?

The upcoming Dr. Seuss lineup will include the following books and stories, per the Netflix press release:

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Logline: This 2D animated 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.
Format: Series, 7-min eps and 2-min music videos
Animation: 2D

The Sneetches

Logline: 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.
Format: 45-min special
Animation: 3D

Wacky Wednesday

Logline: 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.
Format: Series, 11-min eps
Animation: Mixed Media

Horton Hears a Who!
Logline: This series 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.
Format: Series, 11-min eps
Animation: 3D

Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
Logline: When 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.
Format: 45-min special
Animation: 3D

Dr. Seuss specials release date updates

Netflix has not yet released the premiere date for any of the aforementioned specials. Since Green Eggs and Ham is releasing this April, I imagine we won’t see the other Dr. Seuss specials until the summer or fall at the earliest.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for all the latest updates about the Netflix + Dr. Seuss collaboration!

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