Netflix creates new Roald Dahl adaptations of Matilda, The BFG and more

adminNovember 28, 2018




More Roald Dahl book adaptations? It sounds like solid gold.

Especially with Netflix at the helm. Streamer announced Wednesday through a seductive chocolate-wrapper opening video (and a press release) that it would bring Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits and more to their platform as animated performances.

"Our goal, aimingly high, is for as many children as possible throughout 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 step towards making it possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be excited."

The latest Dahl book adaptation, 2016's The BFG, came from the same magic Steven Spielberg and was a 3D animated adventure with epic proportions. Before that, we remember all the two Charlie and Chocolate Factory adaptations, so it would be interesting to see what this format could bring to the well-thought ground.

The new adaptations will be put into production in 2019, but no release date yet.

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