The BBC has revealed a few pics and voice cast details for its animated version of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, which will be aired as two half-hour programmes over Christmas on BBC One.
Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist.
The first 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.
In the second film Jack 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?
Overarching both films, the narrator, a big bad wolf – voiced by Dominic West – has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell. Says West: “Voicing the Wolf in these wonderful films was a huge amount of fun. The incredible poems written by Roald Dahl have been beautifully brought to life by the production team and I was delighted to take part in the project. I look forward to enjoying them with the family this Christmas.”
West also voices fairy and a giant.
The voice cast also includes:
Rob Brydon as Rolf, Banker Pig, King, Sister Number One
Bertie Carvel as Mirror, Huntsman, Senior Dwarf, Prince
Gemma Chan as Snow White
Tamsin Greig as Babysitter, Miss Maclahose, Grandma
Rose Leslie as Red Riding Hood
Bel Powley as Cindy
David Walliams as Rex, Twig Pig, Sister Number Two, Jack’s Mother
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Jack