Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas will join the Giant Good Friend, Matilda, the Plagues and other iconic characters who, together, have found a new home on Netflix!

Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company today announced that the streaming service will expand Roald Dahl's universe to audiences around the world with the production of animated series based on the award-winning author's books. The collection includes The fantastic chocolate factoryMatildaThe Good Giant Friendthe plagues and many other titles by Dahl.

Roald Dahl's stories have long inspired award-winning plays and films. Now, for the first time, Netflix will bring together the best creative, animation and writing teams to transform the author's stories into series and specials for people of all ages, for the whole family to watch together. In the project, Netflix intends to stay true to the essence of Dahl's work and expand its imaginative universe far beyond the pages of books.

Our great mission is to bring the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl's stories to as many children as possible around the world.' said Roald's widow, Felicity Dahl. “Partnering with Netflix is a major milestone in making this possible and an incredible new step for The Roald Dahl Story Company. I know Roald would be very happy.

It is an honor and a tremendous amount of fun to be able to delve into the extraordinary worlds of Roald Dahl's stories, and we are grateful for the trust that The Roald Dahl Story Company and the Dahl family have placed in our team's ability to deliver moments of joy shared by families around the world. all“says Melissa Cobb, vice president of children's and family content at Netflix. "We have the great creative ambition to reimagine, in a contemporary way, the journey of many beloved characters created by Dahl, with the highest animation quality and the highest production values.

Netflix is known for storytelling with innovation and high quality“adds Gideon Simeloff, director of strategy at The Roald Dahl Story Company. "There is no other place in the world capable of providing animated entertainment for the whole family of such quality and scale.

The agreement between Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company includes the following titles: The fantastic chocolate factoryMatildaThe Good Giant Friendthe plaguesCharlie and the Great Glass ElevatorJorge's Wonderful MedicineBoy – Tales of ChildhoodGoing SoloThe Huge CrocodileThe Giraffe, the Pelican and MeHenry Sugarthe minpinsThe Magic FingerEsio TrotDirty Beasts and Rhyme Stew.

Production on Netflix's first Dahl animated series is scheduled to begin in 2019.

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