My children love Roald Dahl. My youngest has listened to his audio book of The Twits so many times I bet he could recite the book word for word. I still live in hope of being able to visit the chocolate factory and ride the boat in the chocolate river.
If you too are a fan or have one living in your home you will be delighted to learn that the stand out hit of this year’s Christmas TV, Revolting Rhymes, comes to DVD on 6th February 2017.
The enchanting two-part animation from Magic Light Pictures, the team behind award-winning films The Gruffalo and Stick Man, brings together a series of classic fairy tales, served with wickedly funny and mischievous twists.
Voiced by a stellar British cast including David Walliams (Little Britain, Gangsta Granny), Tamsin Greig (The Green Room, Episodes), Dominic West (The Wire, Pride) and Gemma Chan (Humans), Revolting Rhymes will be perfect for half term holiday viewing.
First published in 1982 Revolting Rhymes was written by the much-loved author, Roald Dahl and illustrated by the legendary Quentin Blake in the very distinctive style we have come to know and love.
Bursting with imagination and delightful storytelling, these adaptations bring the tales to life in an extraordinary way. Will Little Red Riding Hood become a meal for the Big Bad Wolf? Can Snow White out-wit her evil stepmother? Is the house of bricks strong enough to protect the Little Pig? How can Jack avoid the Giant and find his golden treasure? Who will Cinderella marry? The narrator wolf has all the answers, as well as a story of his own to tell.
Additional features on the DVD include previously unseen footage of the Making Of Revolting Rhymes and a delightful image gallery. What’s more each copy of Revolting Rhymes comes with a set of beautifully designed postcards.
The DVD runs for 60 minutes in two 30 minute parts and is rated PG.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote this release. REVOLTING RHYMES is available on DVD Monday 6th February and Digital Download now, courtesy of Entertainment One.