When you hear titles like Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, Mathilde, James and the giant peach, fantastic Mr. Fox, or The BFGyou think of the great Hollywood adaptations of Roald Dahl's literary works. Soon however, you can think of your Netflix account.
Netflix announced today that it is partnering with the Roald Dahl Story Company to incorporate the famous author's work into the streaming service as a new animated series. "Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams to expand the stories of this unprecedented series of high-end animated series and special programs for audiences of all ages." ages and families, "according to the press release.
The agreement includes many works by Dahl, but not all. Here is the list:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Tall Glass Lift, George's Marvelous Medicine, Boy's Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Huge Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and Minpins, Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Stew.
There are several notable commissions, such as The witchesFantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the giant peach, but probably because the rights belong to other companies, such as Warner Bros. (in the case of witches) or Disney (in the case of James). Whatever the case may be, starting in early 2019, production will begin on animated adaptations of the other titles. And although no name has been announced, one person thinks that Dahl himself would approve this team.
"Our deliberately noble mission is to have as many children around the world as possible to discover the unique and magical message of Roald Dahl's stories," said Roald Dahl's widow, Felicity Dahl. A press release. "This partnership with Netflix marks a decisive step in accomplishing this task and is an exciting new chapter for Roald Dahl Story. I know Roald would be delighted.
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