Netflix has announced that it will be releasing an animated film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, The Twits, in 2025. The film will be written and directed Academy Award nominee Phil Johnston, known for his work on Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The Twits is a story about Mr. and Mrs. Twit, who are described as the meanest, smelliest, and nastiest people in the world. They also happen to own and operate Twitlandia, the most disgusting and dangerous amusement park. When the Twits rise to power in their town, two brave orphans and a family of magical animals must outwit them in order to save the city.
The film promises to be a wild and hysterically funny ride, filled with the Twits’ beloved tricks such as Wormy Spaghetti and the Dreaded Shrinks. But beyond the humor, The Twits also tackles timely themes of cruelty and empathy, reminding audiences of the never-ending battle between the two.
Although the cast has not yet been announced, Netflix has released a first look image of The Twits, showcasing the stunning animation style that will bring the story to life. This marks the first screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, a book that has been translated into 41 languages and sold 16 million copies worldwide.
The Twits is part of Netflix’s larger plan to adapt more of Roald Dahl’s iconic stories. In September 2021, Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, and they have since announced other adaptations in the works, including Wes Anderson’s live action short film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, as well as an animated version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Phil Johnston, the director of The Twits, expressed his love for the book and its reprehensible characters, stating that he was attracted to their terrible tricks and lack of decency. He believes that the film serves as a reminder that characters like the Twits, with their default emotions of anger and vengeance, should never be allowed to win in our world.
The Twits is an exciting addition to Netflix’s lineup of animated films and showcases their commitment to bringing beloved stories to life. With its talented team of directors, writers, and animators, The Twits is sure to captivate audiences when it arrives on Netflix in 2025.
– Roald Dahl Story Company