Oh, The Places You’ll Go! | Source: Dr. Seuss Enterprises

The final book from Dr. Seuss is on its way to the big screen, but the journey has just begun.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Warner Animation Group have hired Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jem and the Holograms, In The Heights) to helm Oh, The Places You’ll Go! J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is working alongside Chu to adapt the book for the big screen with a release date planned for 2027.

“Jon M. Chu is one of the most creative directors in the industry and we look forward to working collaboratively with Jon to capture the emotional and resonating messages found in Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” says Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

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The animated feature is part of a new Dr. Seuss cinematic universe that is set to begin in 2024 with a new version of The Cat in The Hat directed by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) and Art Hernandez (Planes, Planes: Fire and Rescue). Another film is in development under the working title of Thing One and Thing Two. Additionally, Green Eggs and Ham began its second season on Netflix on Nov. 5.

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.