Netflix, Roald Dahl Story Company Join Hands to Bring Iconic Classics in ‘Creative New Ways’
Netflix stated Tuesday it has acquired the entire works of acclaimed kids’s creator Roald Dahl, creator of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit and Matilda. The streaming big stated it had purchased The Roald Dahl Story Firm – the household agency which owns the late British creator’s copyright.
Netflix in 2018 signed a take care of the corporate to create animated collection based mostly on 16 Dahl books.
“This acquisition builds on the partnership we began three years in the past to create a slate of animated TV collection,” Netflix co-chief govt Ted Sarandos and Luke Kelly, managing director of the RDSC and Dahl’s grandson, stated in a joint assertion.
Excited to announce that the Roald Dahl Story Firm (RDSC) and Netflix are becoming a member of forces to deliver a few of the world’s most liked tales to present and future followers in artistic new methods.
“We are actually about to go to probably the most marvellous locations and see probably the most fantastic issues.” pic.twitter.com/NIiBeStJm2
— Netflix (@netflix) September 22, 2021
Beneath the earlier deal, Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi and Zootropolis screenwriter Phil Johnston are engaged on a collection based mostly on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit and an adaptation of Matilda the Musical is underway.
“These initiatives opened our eyes to a way more formidable enterprise – the creation of a singular universe throughout animated and dwell motion movies and TV, publishing, video games, immersive experiences, dwell theater, client merchandise, and extra,” Netflix stated.
Dahl died in 1990 aged 74 after penning a number of traditional titles together with Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, Unbelievable Mr. Fox, Matilda, The Twits, The Witches, and The BFG.
His books have been translated into 63 languages and bought greater than 300 million copies worldwide.
“These tales and their messages of the facility and chance of younger individuals have by no means felt extra pertinent,” the assertion stated.
“As we deliver these timeless tales to extra audiences in new codecs, we’re dedicated to sustaining their distinctive spirit and their common themes of shock and kindness, whereas additionally sprinkling some contemporary magic into the combination.”
No monetary particulars of the deal got.
The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 quoted sources as saying the licensing deal protecting simply 16 Dahl books price Netflix greater than $100 million (roughly Rs. 740 crores).
A number of Dahl works have already been tailored for the massive display screen, together with Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, The Witches, Unbelievable Mr Fox, and The BFG.