Netflix is bringing classic children’s writer Roald Dahl’s stories to their streaming service in a series of animated content.
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Roald Dahl, famous for classics books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, is getting the Netflix treatment with a ” new slate of original animated event series,” according to a Netflix press release. So far, confirmed stories that will be featured are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 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. This marks the first time the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be seen in a medium outside of literature, and fans are excited.
Felicity Dahl, the widow of Roald Dahl, had this to say about the partnership:
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. 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.
Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids & Family Content at Netflix, is also thrilled with the partnership between Netflix and the Roald Dahl Story Company. She stated:
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. 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.
Production is set to start in 2019 so, hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to see the first of the animated Dahl series. Check out the small teaser released by Netflix below.