He’s brought us so many wonderful stories and now Roald Dahl is about to get animated on Netflix.
Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas are joining The BFG, Matilda, The Twits, and a host of other iconic characters who have all found a brand new home together on Netflix! The streaming giants and The Roald Dahl Story Company jointly announced today Roald Dahl universe of stories is being extended for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series. based on the books from the acclaimed and award-winning author’s best-selling library, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved titles.
Roald Dahl stories over the years have been created for cinema, television as well as the stage and now animated shows on the world’s most popular streaming service. Those creative minds will not only bring stories that have never be adapted in any shape or form. Netflix has also secured the rights to Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, the sequel to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Other stories ready to be adapted are Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, 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.
As for Fantastic Mr Fox, James And The Giant Peach or Danny The Champion Of The World. Netflix doesn’t have the rights, simply as they are already animations.
Roald Dahl stories are all ages and for families to enjoy together. Netflix intends to remain 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.
“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.”
Production is set to commence on the first of the Netflix Dahl animated series in 2019.