Netflix to do animation series based on Roald Dahl's books

2018-11-29 13:11
 
Author Roald Dahl

Cape Town – Netflix will start production in 2019 on the first in a new programming slate of animation programming based on Roald Dahl's famous books, including series adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and others.

"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," says Felicity Dahl, Roald's widow, 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."

The animated series will range from The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George's Marvellous Medicine, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Netflix says the series will "remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl's work, while also building an imaginative story universe".

"Immersing ourselves in the extraordinary worlds of Roald Dahl stories has been an honour 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," says Melissa Cobb, Netflix vice-president for kids and family content.

"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."

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