Netflix have just announced they are remaking a load of classic Roald Dhal stories 3 years ago

Netflix have just announced they are remaking a load of classic Roald Dhal stories

Including Matilda and the BFG.

Netflix is set to reimagine some of Roald Dahl's most iconic stories - including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and The Twits.

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The streaming service announced on Tuesday that they have partnered with The Roald Dahl Story Company, and will be developing a new batch of animated series based on the author's most iconic and beloved stories.

It's not the first time that Roald Dahl stories have been reimagined - the author's tales have long inspired award-winning feature films and stage productions.

But now, for the first time, Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams to extend the stories in this first-of-its-kind slate of premium animated event series and specials for audiences of all ages and for families to enjoy together.

Netflix said that they intend to remain faithful to the spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves.

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.”

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The list of titles included in the deal between the Roald Dahl Story Company and Netflix are:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matilda
  • The BFG
  • The Twits
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood
  • 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
  • Rhyme Stew

Production is set to commence on the first of the Netflix Dahl animated series in 2019.