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Roald Dahl Tonies on the way following latest audiobook licensing deal

Published on: 27th July 2022

The launch of The Witches, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration between Tonies and The Roald Dahl Story Company.

The partnership is kicking off with three Roald Dahl releases: James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and Matilda.

Tonies and The Roald Dahl Story Company are partnering for the first time to bring three iconic stories to life in a new way.

Kicking off the partnership is The Witches, narrated by actress and comedian Lolly Adefope. Kids can find out what happens when a small boy and his Norwegian grandmother take on the Grand High Witch in an attempt to thwart her wicked plans for children everywhere. In Matilda, Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet shares one of Dahl’s most loved stories. The tale follows Matilda as she tries to overcome her neglectful parents and her tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Completing the hat-trick of new Tonies is the story of James and the Giant Peach. Narrated by comedian James Acaster and arriving just in time for Christmas, this story will take kids on a fantastical adventure they’ll never forget.

Packed with hilarity, magic and just desserts, this trio of popular children’s stories is the perfect introduction for young listeners to the world of Roald Dahl, in Tonie form.

Liz Peters, head of Portfolio UK & IE at Tonies, said: “We are so delighted to welcome some of the world’s best loved Roald Dahl stories into our Tonies portfolio and can’t wait to introduce these stories to a new generation of Tonies listeners. Our commitment to engaging young readers by introducing them to brilliant stories that nurture the imagination continues with the launch of this special partnership.”

Laura Antonacci, director of Content, Tonies USA, commented: “From the day I started at Tonies, I knew that I wanted to add Roald Dahl and his classic storytelling to our portfolio. Introducing these wonderful and entertaining stories to little listeners in such a fun and engaging way has been an absolute delight. We are looking forward to adding more popular Roald Dahl titles over the next few years.”

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