Streaming giant Netflix is all set to adapt selective well loved classics of Roald Dahl into TV shows.
Netflix confirmed, it had secured the rights for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The BFG, Going Solo, The Twits, Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy: Tales of Childhood, 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.
The streaming service has announced that they will be animating some of the author’s most beloved stories. About this Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl said:
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.”
Regarding the partnership, Melissa Cobb, Netflix’s vice president of kids and family content said:
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. 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.”
Netflix is now investing hundreds of millions of dollars into animation and has unveiled several films and series and has confirmed that production will begin on the first of the Dahl animated series in 2019, but no schedule has been announced.
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17 November, 2019