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Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming "Next Goal Wins" Adaptation

Taika Waititi Goes Willy Wonka: Will Write, Direct & EP 2 Animated "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Netflix Series

The Academy Award-winner will write, direct, and executive produce a pair of animated series for Netflix based Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.[caption id="attachment_1118351" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko / (Taika Waititi)[/caption]One series will be set directly within the world of the 1964 children's novel, while the other series will highlight the[...]

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Anne Hathaway May Be The Grand High Witch for 'The Witches' Reboot

It's no secret that Robert Zemeckis is working on a reboot of The Witches, based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel of the same name There have been casting rumors swirling of course, but one seems to have a flash of truth to it.[caption id="attachment_972872" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anne Hathaway in "Ocean's 8"Photo courtesy of Warner Bros[...]

Netflix Announces Multiple Roald Dahl Animated Series Are Coming

After last night's anime reveals from Netflix, we're somewhat surprised at this other announcement of animated content.According to Netflix's "See What's Next" Twitter account: Netflix will adapt the Roald Dahl universe of stories as a new slate of animated event series Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG are just a few of the[...]

"I Catch Dreams" A New BFG Trailer And A Funko POP! To Go With It

Turn up the nostalgia meter because the release of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The BFG is almost ready for its big screen premiere The more I see the trailers, the more excited I become Here's the latest from Disney...[embed][/embed]For those of you who don't know what the story is about, BFG stands for "Big Friendly Giant,"[...]

First Teaser Poster For Steven Spielberg's The BFG Revealed

The first teaser poster for Steven Spielberg's upcoming film, The BFG has been unveiled:Based on the Roald Dahl novel, Ruby Barnhill stars as a young girl who meets the Big Friendly Giant, played by Mark Rylance, and finds herself in an adventure in Giant Country."I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able[...]

Catch The First Trailer For Steven Spielberg's The BFG

Seeing such an accomplished filmmaker take on the Roald Dahl favorite is going to be something to see unfold.And now we have our first glimpse of the movie right here This teaser has landed and merely hints at what is to come from the movie It looks pretty neat Colour me interested.Take a look:[...]

Roald Dahl & J.K. Rowling – Who Is The Most Influential Children's Author?

Rowling / Roald DahlElizabeth Grey writes,As Dahl Day is with us (it’s his 99th birthday today), we ask: “Who is the more influential children’s author?”It’s 25 years since the death of Roald Dahl, the creator of much-loved children’s stories such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Witches[...]

Full Trailer For Sam Mendes' Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a musical all along, with the lyrics to several songs right there on the page These were pretty faithfully adapted for Tim Burton's film, but the 70's movie had plenty of good tunes of its own.It's definitely suitable for Charlie to have big numbers in it, mixed[...]

Video: Roald Dahl's BFG Has Been Restored For New A DVD And Blu-Ray

In the way that you might argue Walt Disney set the tone of much children's storymaking in the mid and late 20th Century, so it was with Roald Dahl in the UK.Dahl was of course a novelist, but several well loved films were made of his books I particularly like Nic Roeg's film of The[...]

Monday Runaround – The Fantastic Mister Blake

StampWatch: Quentin Blake illustrates Royal Mail Roald Dahl stamps...LostPropertyWatch: Neil Gaiman left his Mac Air on a plane Anyone seen it? No jokes about Cloud computing, please.ImmigrationWatch: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, in cooperation with the English Department at OSU, is bringing attention to the topic in their four-part series, "Immigration in Comics." Where[...]