Netflix has completed a deal with the Roald Dahl Story Company to reimagine a number of Dahl’s classic stories for a new animated event series.
Based on the books from the acclaimed and award-winning author’s best-selling library titles such as The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Twits and many more will get the Netflix treatment in bringing the age-old and beloved characters back to life while “remaining faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves”.
The agreement between the giants will also see Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew become part of the animation series.
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“Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories,” said Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl, “This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”
Dahl’s books have created visual spectacular’s via TV and Film over the years, in 2016 Steven Spielberg immersed movie-goers into the wonderful world of ‘The BFG’ which saw Mark Rylance play the titular role.
Production is set to commence on the first of the Netflix Dahl animated series in 2019.