Netflix Announces Upcoming Roald Dahl Adaptations: Release Dates, New Short Films, and Animated Film

Netflix Announces Upcoming Roald Dahl Adaptations

Netflix has recently announced exciting news for Roald Dahl fans. After acquiring the Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021, the streaming giant is planning to bring more of Dahl’s captivating stories to the screen. This is great news for those who grew up reading Dahl’s timeless children’s novels and short stories, including “James and the Giant Peach,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda,” and “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.”

Dahl’s works have already been adapted into popular movies, such as “Matilda” (1996), “Matilda the Musical” (2022), “James and the Giant Peach” (1996), and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), some of which are currently available to stream on Netflix. With Netflix’s recent acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company, fans can look forward to even more adaptations in the future.

In late September 2023, Netflix plans to release four new short films based on Dahl’s captivating short stories. These new films will bring to life some of Dahl’s lesser-known works, such as “The Swan” and “The Landlady.” Additionally, an animated film based on Dahl’s work is also in the pipeline. This upcoming film is expected to be a faithful adaptation of Dahl’s beloved novel “The Witches,” and will feature the voice talents of Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer.

The Roald Dahl Collection on Netflix

Currently, the Roald Dahl collection on Netflix comprises two movies: “Matilda” and “Matilda the Musical.” However, fans of the beloved author can rejoice as four new short films are set to be added to the collection later this month. The upcoming films are “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” a tale of a man who learns to see without his eyes; “The Swan,” which tells the story of a boy who saves a swan from certain death; “The Rat Catcher,” a story about a rat catcher who discovers a child’s secret; and “Poison,” a dark tale about a man who murders his wife. These additions to the collection are sure to delight both young and old fans of Roald Dahl’s timeless stories.

Release dates for the new Roald Dahl short films on Netflix:

  • “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” – Sept. 27
  • “The Swan” – Sept. 28
  • “The Rat Catcher” – Sept. 29
  • “Poison” – Sept. 30

Fans of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book “The Twits” can look forward to an upcoming animated film adaptation, which will be available exclusively on Netflix. The movie, which is highly-anticipated by both children and adults, is being written, produced, and directed by Phil Johnston, an Academy Award nominee known for his work on popular animated films such as “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Zootopia”. The film is set to hit Netflix in 2025, and promises to bring the beloved characters and zany humor of Dahl’s book to life in a whole new way.

Here’s a glimpse of what the animated movie will be about, as provided by Netflix:

This story follows Mr. and Mrs. Twit, the miserable owners of a dangerous amusement park, and their meteoric rise to power in their town. Their takeover sparks a relentless conflict between the couple, two courageous children, and a community of enchanting animals who are determined to thwart them.

We are excited to announce that Roald Dahl’s beloved stories are coming to Netflix soon. Stay tuned for more updates on the exact release date and the lineup of content that will be available. From the whimsical world of Willy Wonka to the thrilling adventures of Matilda, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Keep an eye out for more news on this exciting addition to Netflix’s library.

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