Netflix is set to bring the twisted and wonderful world of Roald Dahl to life with their upcoming feature animated adaptation of “The Twits.” This marks the first screen adaptation of the beloved Dahl book, which has been translated into 41 languages and sold 16 million copies worldwide.
“The Twits” is just one of the many adaptations of Dahl’s cherished stories that Netflix has in the works. The streaming giant acquired the rights to Dahl’s library in September 2021 and has been developing various projects since then. Alongside “The Twits,” there will also be a live-action short film titled “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” directed Wes Anderson and an animated adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Directed and written Phil Johnston, who garnered an Academy Award nomination for his work on “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Zootopia,” and “Grimsby,” “The Twits” promises to be a hilarious and wild ride. The story revolves around Mr. and Mrs. Twit, the meanest and smelliest people in the world, who own a disgustingly dangerous amusement park called Twitlandia. When the Twits rise to power in their town, two brave orphans and a family of magical animals must outwit them to save the city.
Johnston expressed his excitement about the project, stating, “I’ve always been attracted to reprehensible characters,” and shared his love for the Twits and their terrible tricks. He also emphasized that the film serves as a timely reminder that individuals like the Twits, driven anger and vengeance, must not be allowed to prevail in our world.
With Netflix and Warner Bros. both working on new adaptations of Dahl’s works, including the highly anticipated “Wonka” film starring Timothée Chalamet, it’s clear that Dahl’s magical and whimsical stories continue to captivate audiences of all ages. Fans can look forward to the release of “The Twits” on Netflix in 2025.
– Netflix’s feature animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits debuts online
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