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Netflix To Release Animated Series Based On Roald Dahl’s Stories
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The magical world of Roald Dahl continues to live on in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and The Witches. But the children’s author is also known for other works like The Enormous Crocodile, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Going Solo, and so much more.

Now all of those wonderful works will be presented to everyone in a series of animated features. You just have to have a Netflix account. Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company made the joint announcement earlier today, and released a teaser video to commemorate the occasion. More on the announcement and the video below.

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‘Paddington’ Director Paul King To Helm New ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie
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Warner Brothers is currently developing Willy Wonka, a new adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

To help bring the new adaptation to life, Warner Bros. is now in final negotiations with Paul King to direct the feature. King is best known for making Paddington and the recently released Paddington 2. King also directed episodes of The Mighty Boosh and Come Fly with Me, as well as the 2009 film Bunny and the Bull.

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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: When The Levee Breaks…
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This week’s edition of The Digital Wire has so much Blu-ray and DVD release info coming out of its news-hole only a dam constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers could contain the flood. Soak it all up folks because I’m taking next week off to cover the home video department of Geeks of Doom’s annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.

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Blu-ray Deal: The Tim Burton Collection
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This week, Amazon has The Tim Burton Collection Blu-ray box set on sale for only $25.99 (that’s 57% off the list price of $59.99).

The 7-disc box set contains 7 of Burton’s films, as well as an all-new 64-page premium collectible hardcover book with rare, never-before-seen photos and illustrations.

– Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
– Beetlejuice
– Batman
– Batman Returns
– Mars Attacks!
– Corpse Bride
– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Blu-ray Deal: The Tim Burton Collection
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Right now, Amazon has The Tim Burton Collection Blu-ray box set on sale for only $28.99 (that’s 52% off the list price of $59.99).

The 7-disc box set contains 7 of Burton’s films:

– Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
– Beetlejuice
– Batman
– Batman Returns
– Mars Attacks!
– Corpse Bride
– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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