Taika Waititi, director who won a screenplay Oscar adapted by, will direct and produce in partnership with Netflix two animated series based on the world of.
An animation will be based on the classic story of Charlie, his grandfather and the golden ticket, and another in the universe of the Oompa-Loompas. The Oompa-Loompas are small human beings who were attacked in Loompaland before Wonka invited them to work in his factory. They are paid in cocoa beans and are also very mischievous, loving to play pranks and sing.
The animations will maintain the spirit and tone of the original story, while building the world and characters far beyond the pages of Dahl’s book, ”said Netflix.
Netflix also revealed that Waititi’s subscription to these two series marks the beginning of an “extensive partnership” between Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company, which will reimagine many of Dahl’s stories, including,, and others.
Roald Dahl was a British writer born in Wales, the son of Norwegians. He achieved notoriety in the 1940s for his works for adults and children and became one of the most acclaimed writers in the world. He is mainly known for his children’s books, among which are,,, and. Several of his works were adapted for the cinema.
Netflix said it plans to expand its catalog with animated films for families, including Oscar nominee Sergio Pablos, Kris Pearn and Glen Keane in 2020.