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Roald Dahl Story Telling Series

Award winning children’s book author, Roald Dahl, has teamed up with world renowned filmmaker, Taika Waititi to present the 10 part series – James And The Giant Peach, With Taika And Friends.

Several of Hollywood’s biggest stars have signed on to the storytelling series, including Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lupita Nyong’O.

Waititi has recreated the beloved classic, James And The Giant Peach for families in lockdown worldwide. The star studded collaboration will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit who are on the frontlines fighting against COVID-19. The Roald Dahl Story Company has committed to matching one million dollars of donations, with other donors also lined up.

The first two episodes are available exclusively on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel. The remaining eight episodes will be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Filmmaker of the adaption, Taika Waititi said, “This wacky, wonderful tale is about resilience in children, triumph over adversity and dealing with a sense of isolation which couldn’t be more relevant today.”

Luke Kelly, managing director of The Roald Dahl Story Company said, “We can’t wait for people to see what we’ve got in store – its going to be absolutely gigantic fun.”

By Rida Babar

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