New Animated Film "The Twits" Coming to Netflix in 2025


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

The Twits marks the first screen adaptation based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name.

Roald Dahl's "The Twits" has been translated into 41 languages and sold 16 million copies worldwide.

The Twits will be Netflix's first animated release in an exciting 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.

Director: Phil Johnston
Co-Directors: Katie Shanahan, Todd Demong
Writers: Phil Johnston (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph), Meg Favreau
Produced by: Phil Johnston, Maggie Malone
Co-Producer: Daisy West
Animation by: Jellyfish Pictures (The Boss Baby, The Bad Guys)


Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the meanest, smelliest, nastiest people in the world who also happen to own and operate the most disgusting, most dangerous, most idiotic amusement park in the world, Twitlandia. But when the Twits rise to power in their town, two brave orphans and a family of magical animals are forced to become as tricky as the Twits in order to save the city. A hysterically funny, wild ride of a film (chock-full of the Twits' beloved tricks-from the Wormy Spaghetti to the Dreaded Shrinks), The Twits is also a story for our times, about the never-ending battle between cruelty and empathy.

Quote from writer/director Phil Johnson: "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."


About Netflix

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About the Roald Dahl Story Company

The Roald Dahl Story Company is the home of Roald Dahl's beloved stories and characters. With over 300 million books sold globally and translated into 68 languages, we're one of the world's greatest story brands. We're now part of Netflix, and together, united by our love of these great stories, we're reimagining Roald Dahl's stories as a unique universe.

We are working with some of the world's best storytellers and creative minds to breathe new life into our stories in ways that will reach and reflect everyone. We will be delighting fans old and new across animated and live action films and series, publishing, live theatre, immersive experiences, games, consumer products, brand partnerships, and more.

Source Netflix, Inc.

September 19, 2023 12:00pm ET by Netflix, Inc.  

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