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Netflix Adapting Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG And More Roald Dahl Stories Into Animated Series

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits, and a host of other iconic characters have all found a brand new home together on Netflix! Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company jointly announced today that Netflix is extending the Roald Dahl universe of stories for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the books from the acclaimed and award-winning author’s best-selling library.

Roald Dahl stories have long inspired award-winning feature films and stage productions. But now, for the first time, Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams to extend the stories in this first-of-its-kind slate of premium animated event series and specials for audiences of all ages and for families to enjoy together. Netflix 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.

The list of titles in the agreement between Netflix and the Roald Dahl Story Company includes 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.

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

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s The BFG

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the teaser trailer for director Steven Spielberg’s highly-anticipated adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG.

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Disney’s The BFG movie tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions.

The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The BFG movie will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that coincides with the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth.

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Galerie F Announces Roald Dahl Art Exhibition Opening On June 19, 2015

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Galerie F in Chicago is pleased to announce the second installment of Fantastic Mr. Dahl – an exhibition homage to the writings of Roald Dahl. Covering an array of works – short stories, adult fiction, and the classic children tales we all know and love.

The gallery will have over twenty phenomenal artists contributing to this two week exhibition, opening on Friday June 19th from 6p to 10p.

Contributing artists include: Dave Perillo, Phineas Jones, Adam Hanson, Jay Shaw, John Vogl, Dan Grzeca, Delicious Design, Godmachine, Mark Hammersmeister, Sarah Schatz of Burlesque, Anne Benjamin, Mike de Pippo, Jason Abraham Smith, James Eads, Nimasprout (Nicole Gustafsson), JC Richard, Andrew Ghrist, Lisa Wakiyama, Justin VanGenderen, Zeb Love and Michael Lauritano.

All work will be released online on Monday June 22nd at 2PM CST.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition By Roald Dahl

Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition ($17.99) brings back Schindelman’s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it’s sure to become a treasured family favorite.

This special 161 page hardcover will be published on August 5, 2014.

Roald Dahl was, quite simply, one of the best-loved children’s book authors of all time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his books—Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion of the World, to name just a few—continues to grow.

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Graham Erwin’s Poster For Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tomorrow at a random time, Dzxtinkt Originals will release Graham Erwin’s poster for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

The poster is a 24”x36”, 4 color limited edition screen print.

The presale starts tomorrow (February 28, 2014) at a random time. Pre orders will be available for 7 days at $45, after which the go up to the regular price of $55. For more information please check out www.dzxtinktoriginals.com or follow them on twitter @DzX_OG.

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