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Netflix Announces Plan to Adapt Roald Dahl’s Most Beloved Stories

by Brandon Russell | November 29, 2018November 29, 2018 7:30 am PST

Roald Dahl’s work is beloved the world over, and now even more people will get the opportunity to enjoy his stories. Netflix this week announced plans to create a “new slate of original animated event series” based on Dahl’s creations, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Even if you haven’t read one of Dahl’s stories, you’re familiar with his work. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was famously adapted for the big screen in 1971, while other stories, including Matilda and The BFG, have also been adapted. Even Wes Anderson brought Fantastic Mr. Fox to life in 2009 using animated stop-motion.

Here’s the full list of titles Netflix has access to:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matilda
  • The BFG
  • The Twits
  • Charlier and the Great Glass Elevator
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood
  • Going Solo
  • The Enormous Corcodile
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
  • Billy and the Minpins
  • The Magic Finger
  • Esio Trot
  • Dirty Beasts
  • Rhyme Stew

Netflix already has a slate of original animated shows, including Castelvania and Voltron: Legendary Defender, but none quite as recognizable Dahl’s stories. With Disney set to launch Disney Plus at the end of next year, Netflix will need all the ammo it can get to defend its title as the streaming service to beat.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon’s first memory of geek culture is watching Back to the Future over and over and over. From there he fell in love with Star Wars, video...