Jellyfish Pictures is to animate Netflix’s adaptation of iconic Roald Dahl book, The Twits.

Netflix will release the animated film The Twits, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Phil Johnston (Ralph Breaks the Internet), in 2025. 

The Twits will be Netflix’s first animated release in a line-up of adaptations of iconic Roald Dahl stories, including Wes Anderson’s upcoming live-action short film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, as well as an animated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021.

Co-Directors are Katie Shanahan and Todd Demong, the writers are Phil Johnston (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Meg Favreau. It is produced by Phil Johnston and Maggie Malone with Daisy West as co producer. Animation is by Jellyfish Pictures (The Boss Baby, The Bad Guys)

Phil Johnson said : “I’ve always been attracted to reprehensible characters. I don’t know what this says about me, and I really don’t want to look into it. Point is, The Twits was my favorite book when I was a kid. I love the Twits and their terrible tricks. I love that they lack self-awareness and personal hygiene and any inkling of human decency. And I love this movie because it reminds us that twits like the Twits, whose default emotions are anger and vengeance, can’t be allowed to win in our world.”

Jon Creamer

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