Streaming Giant Netflix Reportedly Close To Acquiring Roald Dahl Catalog
Recently, news came in about Netflix. Netflix is going to acquire the entire catalog of Roald Dahl books. Roald is an author of children’s stories. He expresses his meaningful and knowledgeable thoughts through his stories. Let’s find out more about this news.
About the Roald Dahl Catalog Acquisition-
Acquiring the entire Roald catalog will be a huge and huge achievement for Netflix. Previously, the company has only 10 acquisitions with the company. Bloomberg has so far not reported the price. They only highlight Netflix’s earlier deal with Roald Dahl. He further added, “among the largest in history for children’s and family programming, worth $500 million to $1 billion” at the time. The deal allowed Netflix to develop animated series based on the author’s books. The new deal will be out soon. Netflix is currently filming a movie based on the book “Matilda.” It will premiere in 2022. It was previously delayed due to the pandemic. There are many other books as well that Netflix is working on and will be releasing soon. One of them is “The Chocolate Factory and Charlie”. It will be a prequel movie of a Willy Wonka. Other earlier movies based on books have also been made such as “The Witches”, “Matilda” and “James and the Giant Peach”. Wishing the company all the best. Fans are crazy about this new deal and excited about the new release of movies based on the series.
Previous Netflix deals with Roald Dahl-
Netflix’s initial deal with Roald Dahl deals with the rights to different characters in the Roald story. Different characters include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvelous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts and Rhyme Stew, etc. But the confirmed project that Netflix is working on is “The Chocolate Factory”.
Rumors about Netflix-
Three years ago, news broke that Netflix is developing a project based on the Dahl stories. In March 2020, it was revealed that Taika Waititi premieres an animated show based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Roald Dahl stories are also being used by many other studios. But it is not yet known how Netflix will use it.