Dr. Seuss is serving up laughs and lessons in the newly remastered TV classic, Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories! Join Sam-Am-I and his persistent attempts at introducing a reluctant fellow to a most delectable dish. Their escapades take them across a zany landscape while assembling a cast of characters that only the imagination of Dr. Seuss can bring to life. Will Sam-I-Am convince his new friend to take a chance and finally try something new? Find out in this timeless tale the whole family will enjoy. Then, meet The Sneetches, who teach us that being yourself is the best way to fit in while the story of The Zax reminds us that there is nothing to gain from being stubborn. So bring an appetite for a full course meal of fun that will fill your heart and mind!
The classic 1973 CBS television special Dr. Seuss on the Loose combined Green Eggs and Ham, The Zax, and The Sneetches into a 25-minute animated program that delighted a generation of children. This remastered DVD features bright, saturated colors; a nice clear sound; and a format that holds true to the original special. In Green Eggs and Ham, Sam-I-am relentlessly pesters an unwilling friend to at least try a taste of green eggs and ham in the hopes that he may like them. The Zax features two fellows whose extreme stubbornness inhibits any forward motion, and The Sneetches takes a look at how the star-bellied Sneetches and their plain-bellied counterparts learn an expensive lesson about the folly of judging others based solely on appearance. Dr. Seuss's timeless themes of acceptance and the willingness to try new things ring just as true today as they did in the 1970s, when these specials aired, and the 1960s, when Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) originally penned the stories. Since Geisel was the coproducer and wrote the teleplay and lyrics, the prose, animation, and fun vocal songs represent his own vision of the worlds of Sam-I-am, the Zax, and the Sneetches. But most important of all is the fact that children young and old, as well as their parents and grandparents, will thoroughly enjoy this Dr. Seuss special. (Ages 3 and older) --Tami Horiuchi