When you listen to titles like Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, Matilda, James and the giant peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, or The BFGThink of the great Hollywood adaptations of the literary works of Roald Dahl. Soon, however, you can think about your Netflix account.
Netflix announced today that it partnered with Roald Dahl Story Company to bring the works of the famous author to the broadcast service in the form of a new animated series. "Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual and writing teams to expand the stories in this first series of premium and special animation events for audiences of all ages and for families to enjoy together," he said. to the press release.
The agreement includes many, but not all, of Dahl's works. Here is the list:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George's Marvelous Medicine, Boy – Childhood Tales, 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, Y Rhyme stew.
There are several notable commissions, such as The witchesFantastic Mr. Fox, Y James and the Giant Peach, but It is likely that the rights are owned by other companies, such as Warner Bros. (in the case of Bruges) or Disney (in the case of James). Either way, by early 2019, production will begin with animated adaptations of the other titles. And although no names have been announced, one person believes that Dahl himself would approve the team.
"Our mission, which is deliberately high, is for as many children around the world as possible to experience the unique magic and positive message of the stories of Roald Dahl," said Felicity Dahl, Roald Dahl's widow, Press release. "This partnership with Netflix marks an important move to make that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would be, I know, excited. "
Here is the announcement of the video:
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