The legendary stories of Roald Dahl are no stranger to popular culture adaptions. Plenty of big screen adaptions of stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda have delighted fans over the years. Now Netflix is getting in on the action.
The streaming service has announced animated adaptations of Dahl’s stories in a joint press release with The Roald Dahl Story Company along with a video announcement on YouTube. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda and The Twits are just a few of the Roald Dahl stories that will be adapted.
Here is the video teaser:
“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,” Dahl’s widow Felicity said in a statement. “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.”
“Immersing ourselves in the extraordinary worlds of Roald Dahl stories has been an honor and a massive amount of fun, and we are grateful for the trust the Roald Dahl Story Company and the Dahl family have placed in our team to deliver more moments of shared joy to families around the world,” said VP of Kids & Family Content at Netflix, Melissa Cobb. “We have great creative ambition to reimagine the journeys of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values.”
No news on when the first of these animated adaptions will be released as yet. We’ll keep you updated super friends.