Have you heard?
They are making an animated film version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox. Apparently Meryl Streep is doing the voice for Mrs Fox with George Clooney doing the voice for Mr Fox. The film is being directed by Wes Anderson who directed The Royal Tenenbaums and produced The Squid and the Whale which I loved.
There are rumours that it is like Wallace and Gromit only slicker. Being a huge fan of Wallace and Gromit I’m personally not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but it should be very interesting to see how the film turns out.
Recently on Twitter, Random House Kids in New York asked everyone to name their favourite Roald Dahl title. I couldn’t. I tried, but it was impossible. So many are favourites they are almost like old friends. Can you name yours? It’s interesting to think about this in terms of the films made from his books. I would have to say the Tim Burton version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but also Gremlins which came from a Roald Dahl short story I think.