Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

You Can Soon Watch Roald Dahl's 'Matilda', 'The Twits' On Netflix

Production is set to commence on the first of the animated series in 2019.

PTI

Updated:November 28, 2018, 8:33 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
You Can Soon Watch Roald Dahl's 'Matilda', 'The Twits' On Netflix
Production is set to commence on the first of the animated series in 2019.
Loading...

Netflix has added another feather in its cap -- the license to create a whole universe based on Roald Dahl's some of the most beloved books and characters.

The streaming giant said it has partnered with The Roald Dahl Story Company to roll out original animated event series, based on Dahl's famous literary works like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Matilda," "The BFG," "The Twits" and others.

The deal covers 16 different properties, including lesser-known works like "Esio Trot," "The Enormous Crocodile," and "Billy and the Minpins."

In a statement, Netflix said it "intends 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."

Roald Dahl's widow, Felicity Dahl 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," she added.

The author is quite popular with children and has sold more than 200 million books worldwide. His stories have been translated into 58 languages.

Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids & Family Content at Netflix, said: "We have a great creative ambition to reimagine the journeys of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values."

Production is set to commence on the first of the animated series in 2019.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results