Netflix Is Adapting A Roald Dahl Animated Event Series

Netflix is giving all your favourites a golden ticket.

The streaming giant announced their plans to adapt all your favourite Roald Dahl books into what they're calling an "animated event series", which as far as we can tell is going to be like the animated Marvel Cinematic Universe but for Roald Dahl characters.

Speaking to Variety, Netflix's VP of kids and family content, Melissa Cobb, said some of the stories could "potentially overlap" though that doesn't necessarily mean the crossover event of our generation.

"There will be threads that connect all of them," Cobb continued, "We want to do the animation in the style of Dahl."

Roald Dahl's widow Felicity said of the deal with the streaming giant, "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," she added, "Roald would, I know, be thrilled."

The full list of Dahl stories Netflix plans to bring to life 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

There are obviously a few big titles that haven't been included (Where is James and his giant peach!?! where are The Witches?!) but that still gives us content that they could potentially roll out in the future. Right? Right?

The animated series will head into production next year.

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