The world of Dr. Seuss movies is getting revamped, including Oh, The Places You’ll Go! getting made by J.J. Abrams.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is being produced by Warner Animation Group and will be adapted by Bad Robot Productions, with Abrams as head, and Hannah Minghella set to produce. The film is set for a 2027 release.
Hannah Minghella said:
“Dr Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is full of the inspiration, imagination, wonder and hope that has encouraged and entertained readers of all ages for generations. …It’s hard to imagine a more iconic or beloved book to bring to life as Bad Robot’s first animated feature for WB.”
Also part of the Seuss revamp is a new animated The Cat in the Hat film that will have Erica Rivinoja and Art Hernandez as directors. That film “is targeting a 2024 release date.”
Along with The Cat in the Hat animated film, THing One and THing Two are set to get their own film sometime in 2026.
There is also the animated Green Eggs and Ham, that has been renewed for a second season over on Netflix.
Allison Abbate, EVP of Warner Animation Group said:
“We are so thrilled to expand our creative partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and are even more excited about the expansion of this slate of films…..Our The Cat in the Hat is off to a terrific start with the incredible Erica Rivinoja and Art Hernandez at the helm. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is one of Seuss’ most enduring masterpieces and its profound and poignant message resonates with fans of all ages. We are thrilled to be working with Hannah and J.J. at Bad Robot to bring this cultural touchstone to life on the big screen. And what could be more fun than to create an original story for Thing One and Thing Two? These two delightfully enigmatic characters will help us explore the magical world that Ted Geisel created with The Cat in the Hat and we can’t wait to jump in.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises president Susan Brandt:
“Warner Animation Group truly understands the timelessness of Dr. Seuss, the incredible impact of the characters and stories, and how to translate the magical appeal to truly come to life on screen. With the amazing talent they are bringing to these projects, we are looking forward to bringing Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and Thing One and Thing Two to fans in a way that will delight them, capture their imaginations, and inspire them to read and re-read the stories. We are also looking forward to collaborating with the incredibly talented Erica Rivinoja and Art Hernandez who we know will make magic with Cat in the Hat.”