Constructing on a partnership began in 2019, Netflix and the Dr. Seuss property introduced Tuesday that they have been creating 5 new animated sequence and specials for preschoolers primarily based on the work of the famed youngsters’s writer.
The reveals embody “Horton Hears a Who!,” “The Sneetches,” “One Fish, Two Fish, Pink Fish, Blue Fish,” “Wacky Wednesday” and “Thidwick the Huge-Hearted Moose.” The screenwriter and producer Dustin Ferrer (the creator of “Esme & Roy”) would be the showrunner for all of them.
“One Fish, Two Fish,” “Wacky Wednesday” and “Horton Hears a Who!” can be sequence of varied lengths. “The Sneetches” and “Thidwick” will each be 45-minute specials. The streaming service didn’t announce launch dates for the reveals.
Netflix hopes the gathering of Dr. Seuss reveals will function an anchor for the service because it expands extra aggressively into the preschool house. Netflix stated it has had robust viewership for different preschool content material, like “Cocomelon,” which started as a YouTube channel; “Gabby’s Dollhouse” from DreamWorks Animation; and “Sharkdog,” created by the Singaporean artist Jacinth Tan Yi Ting.
The primary collaboration between the Seuss property and Netflix got here in 2019, with the creation of the animated sequence “Inexperienced Eggs and Ham.” The second season of that sequence will grow to be out there on April 8.
“We’re all the time searching for new and fascinating methods to share our tales, characters and messages with the following technology of followers, and Netflix has a singular capability to create authentic, pleasant diversifications of our timeless classics with an emphasis on creativeness, enjoyable, and training,” Susan Brandt, the president and chief govt of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, stated in an announcement.