Netflix Sets Slate of Dr. Seuss Series & Specials


Netflix has struck a deal with Dr. Seuss Enterprises for a slate of five new animated preschool series and specials based on the brand’s characters and stories.

The projects are inspired by stories such as Horton Hears a Who!, The SneetchesWacky Wednesday and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, in addition to characters such as Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.

Executive Producer Dustin Ferrer (Esme & Roy, Shimmer & Shine, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) will serve as showrunner across all five. Additional showrunners will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The announcement expands the partnership between Netflix and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, following the launch of Green Eggs and Ham in 2019, which will have its second season premiere on April 8.

Heather Tilert, director of preschool content at Netflix, said: “Netflix is a trusted home for characters kids love, and generations of kids love the characters imagined by Dr. Seuss. These beloved stories have been a core part of families’ libraries for many years and it gives me great pride that we are bringing them to our catalog of Netflix shows, in a fresh and modern way that resonates with audiences today.”

Susan Brandt, president and CEO of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, added, “Dr. Seuss Enterprises is proud of the collaborative relationship we share with Netflix.  We are always looking for new and engaging ways to share our stories, characters and messages with the next generation of fans, and Netflix has a unique ability to create original, delightful adaptations of our timeless classics with an emphasis on imagination, fun, and education. Our partnership has been very prosperous thus far with our award-winning animated series Green Eggs and Ham. We hope to continue that success with our upcoming projects.”