Revolting Rhymes will be broadcast in a two-part animated mini series this Christmas, to mark 100 years since their author's birth.
The films have been created by Magic Light, the team behind other animated Christmas premieres like The Gruffalo (2009), The Gruffalo's Child (2011) and last year's Stick Man which premiered to a record audience of 9.3 million viewers.
Great Missenden's Roald Dahl penned his short collection of poems, Revolting Rhymes, that add a wicked twist to well known fairy tales, in 1982. This Christmas they will be shown on the BBC by interweaving five of the twisted fairy tales together, narrated by the Wolf.
The first half-hour film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves - one who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs.
The second instalment follows the story of Jack, who grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbour Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love?
Famous names lending their voices to the project include Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright.
David Walliams, who plays Jack's mother, Twig Pig and one of the Ugly Stepsisters alongside Rob Brydon, said:
"I absolutely loved working on these films. I'm a massive fan of Dahl's work and to be able to voice his characters was a real treat".
Martin Pope co-founder, Magic Light Pictures said:
“It’s been an amazing honour to bring these wonderful rhymes to life. Working with the inspiration of Roald Dahl’s words and Quentin Blake’s drawings has been fantastic. These twisted yet classic fairy tales have enabled our gifted directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer to create something magical and refreshing.”
Revolting Rhymes will premiere on BBC One on Boxing Day at 6:30pm, and Tuesday, December 27 at 6:30pm.