Expectations were high for Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Eggs and Ham, which premiered November 8 on Netflix. The promotional pitch for the series promised “cinema-quality hand-drawn 2D animation,” a bold claim for a series, but it turned out to be largely true.
The character animation on the series is above and beyond anything we’ve come to expect from an American-produced tv cartoon series. The characters don’t just move around the screen; their actions and emotions are often specific to the needs of a particular moment in the story. It can’t be overstated how rare this is for tv animation, and something that’s only possible with the involvement of highly skilled animators and a production schedule that allows for this type of performance to be developed.
Numerous studios were involved in the production of Green Eggs and Ham, starting with Warner Bros. Animation itself. The WB credits highlight plenty of 2d feature film veterans, among them T. Daniel Hofstedt, Mike Greenholt, Skip Jones, and Chris Wahl. Other studios that did heavy lifting on the character animation include Folimage in France, Snipple Animation Studios in Manila, Philippines, Tonic DNA in Montreal, Canada, and Yowza Animation in Toronto, Canada.