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Netflix will produce animated series based on Roald Dahl's beloved books

Netflix has the golden ticket to every child's heart. The streaming service on Tuesday announced plans to adapt English author Roald Dahl's widely beloved stories into animated series.

With permission from Dahl's family, Netflix and the Roald Dahl Company will produce a lineup of "event series" and specials based on his works, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and more, reports Variety. In a press release, Netflix revealed it intends to stay true to Dahl's "quintessential spirit and tone" while also building upon the foundation of his magical "story universe."

"We have great creative ambition to re-imagine the journeys of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values," said Melissa Cobb, the VP of kids' and family content at Netflix.

Dahl's rich and whimsical stories have served as the inspiration for numerous movies and Broadway shows over the years. The streaming giant is hoping the Dahl series will help catapult its animated content for family entertainment, especially since Disney will gradually remove its films from Netflix for its own streaming service. Netflix is also opening its own in-house animation studio and has acquired the hit anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first animated series from the Dahl project is set for production in 2019, but no release dates have been announced. Check out Netflix's teaser below. Amari Pollard