Netflix is bringing the world of the late bestselling children’s author Roald Dahl to animation.
The streaming company is partnering with The Roald Dahl Story Company for an animated special event series adapting books and stories by the beloved British novelist.
Titles covered under the deal include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BGF, which have previously been adapted into live-action films, along with Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, Rhyme Stew.
Netflix will also adapt Dahl’s memoirs Going Solo and Boy – Tales of Childhood.
“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,” said Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl. “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.”
Production on the animated specials is set to begin in 2019.