Phil Johnston (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) has adapted The Twits, a children’s story written by Roald Dahl in the 1980s, into an animated movie that will be released on Netflix in 2025. The streamer has finally revealed a first look image for the project!
What is ‘The Twits’ about?
From Brixton-based animation studio Jellyfish Pictures comes the first-of-its-kind adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The Twits. The film follows Mr. and Mrs. Twit – two of the meanest, nastiest people in the world, who run a disgusting, dangerous, and idiotic amusement park called Twitlandia. When they rise to power in the town, two brave orphans and a family of magical animal friends must get just as tricky as the Twits, in order to save the city.
Who are the incredible team behind ‘The Twits’?
Katie Shanahan and Todd Demong co-directed the film. Daisy West and Johnston are the producers, with Maggie Malone and Daisy West co-producing. The film will be Netflix’s first animated release in a slate of Dahl adaptations that includes Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and an animated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. Phil Johnston, an Oscar nominee, has adapted the film for Netflix.
The film, which Johnston co-wrote with Meg Favreau, is the first movie version of Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. The book has been translated into 41 languages and has sold 16 million copies worldwide.