Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The two companies have been working together for three years.


Mumbai: Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) in what is believed to be one of its largest deals recently.

The acquisition builds on the partnership the two companies started three years ago to create a slate of animated TG series, including a series based on the world of  "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" from the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi and Academy Award nominee Phil Johnston.

Additionally, Netflix is also working with Sony and Working Title on an adaptation of "Matilda The Musical."

"These projects opened our eyes to a much more ambitious venture - the creation of a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theatre, consumer products and more," said Netflix co-chief executive officer and chief content officer Ted Sarandos and RDSC managing director and Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly.

"As we bring these timeless tales to more audiences in new formats, we are committed to maintaining their unique spirit and their universal themes of surprise and kindness, while also sprinkling some fresh magic into the mix," they added.

Roald Dahl's books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, with characters like Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka, and The Twits delighting generations of children and adults.