Netflix Is Remaking Roald Dahl Classics Including Matilda And Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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Netflix has announced that it will be recreating some Roald Dahl classics including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Twits.
The popular streaming service took to Twitter to explain that Jojo Rabbit writer Taika Waititi will be taking the reigns when it comes to not one but TWO Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series'.
These two series are just the beginning - Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved Dahl stories are set to follow soon!
- Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 5, 2020
It then confirmed that it wasn't stopping there, adding: "Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved Dahl stories are set to follow soon!" This is like music to our ears.
Fans seem delighted by the announcement with one writing: "This is brilliant. Is there anyway someone can invent time travel so I can go back in time and tell younger me that there will be a good version of Willy Wonka some day?"
Another added: "Oh my lord. This is the best news I've heard in a while."
A third said: "I'm hype af for these series. I LOVED Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid and it could translate so well to an animated series."
Taika Waititi doing animated Roald Dahl adaptations for Netflix? pic.twitter.com/LXSQdC7Kci
- the timeless children spoiler account (@wenbbilliams) March 5, 2020
The animated series will be the first of its kind, following a number of massively successful cinematic and theatrical adaptations, with Netflix promising to 'remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves'. Sounds good to me.
Although written decades ago, the stories are as popular today as ever, with one of his books selling every 2.5 seconds. Impressive.
Felicity Dahl, Roald's widow 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."
Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family content at Netflix added: "Immersing ourselves in the extraordinary worlds of Roald Dahl stories has been an honour and a massive amount of fun, and we are grateful for the trust the Roald Dahl Story Company and the Dahl family have placed in our team to deliver more moments of shared joy to families around the world.
"We have great creative ambition to re-imagine the journeys of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values."
No release dates have been announced for the new shows yet.