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. According to Deadline, Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway may be on board to play The Grand […]
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 […]
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… For those of you who don't know what the story is about, BFG stands for "Big Friendly […]
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 […]
Steven Spielberg is working with the house of mouse to bring The BFG to us Summer of 2016, and I'm pretty excited about it. 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. […]
Images from Wikimedia: J. K. Rowling / Roald Dahl Elizabeth 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 […]
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a musical all along, with the lyrics to several songs right there on the page.
ESIO TROT, ESIO TROT, TEG REGGIB REGGIB! EMOC NO, ESIO TROT, WORG PU, FFUP PU, TOOHS PU!
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 […]
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 […]