Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of the classical and much loved stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and many more brilliant tales. Having written books that have sold well over 250 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 61 languages, he remains the number 1 best-known children’s author in the UK and number 2 in the US.
Loved by adults and children of all ages, Roald Dahl’s iconic characters have been brought to life across multiple media channels. Whether in print, on-line, on stage or on screen, his tales have become a cherished part of both child and adulthood.
Alongside this, Roald Dahl has a large global social media following, with over 645,000 Facebook followers, 64,000 Twitter followers and 55,000 Instagram followers.
With a creative focus on Roald Dahl’s most popular stories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and with a new addition of Fantastic Mr. Fox, the growing licensing programme spreads across multiple categories.