Iconic Roald Dahl Stories Are Coming To Netflix As Animated Series

Roald Dahl has created some of the most iconic and memorable kids stories of all time. Whether you loved the Gothic creepiness of The Witches, or the fantastical food-based adventure of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it’s likely you had a favorite Dahl book growing up. Well, lucky for you, on Tuesday, Deadline announced a whole new generation will be discovering some of his most iconic creations as Netflix, in a deal with The Roald Dahl Company, has announced a whole new slate of animated projects based on his beloved tales.

A teaser video released by Netflix mentions a few of the most famous stories that will be coming to the small screen, but the press release given to Deadline reveals a huge roster of over 15 books including 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; and Rhyme Stew. The massive list of projects announced means these Dahl properties will likely become a large part of Netflix’s ongoing roster.

We’re disappointed not to see the Witches on the slate… yet! But we’re very excited to see the most underrated sci-fi story of all time, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, finally come to life. Will you be eagerly awaiting new animated projects? Got a favorite that was left off the list? Really want Matilda to be a musical? Whatever your thoughts make sure to let us know below!

Images: Netflix, Warner Bros, Penguin Books

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