Revolting Rhymes from Roald Dahl is Back

Posted on February 6th, 2017

Did you get to see the amazing makeover of the 1982 original animation Revolting Rhymes, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, over Christmas? If you did you’ll know it is a classic to be watched time after time. If like us you were fighting the urge to sit on the sofa over the festive break, favouring instead outdoor family adventures, fear not, you can have your cake and eat it; the wonderful remake by of Revolting Rhymes is coming to DVD on 6th February courtesy of Entertainment One.

Revolting Rhymes Cover

Revolting Rhymes is packed with twists.

The enchanting two-part animation brings together 5 traditional fairy tales, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood but mixes up the plot in an amusing and mischievous way with some clever twists. Will Little Red Riding Hood become a meal for the Big Bad Wolf? Can Snow White out-wit her evil stepmother? Is the house of bricks strong enough to protect the Little Pig? How can Jack avoid the Giant and find his golden treasure? Who will Cinderella marry? The tales are told by a wolf that holds all the answers, as well as a story of his own to tell.

Watching Revolting Rhymes

Voices by a British star cast

David Walliams (Little Britain, Gangsta Granny), Tamsin Greig (The Green Room, Episodes), Dominic West (The Wire, Pride) and Gemma Chan (Humans)

Need to Know

Release Date:6th February
Certificate:   PG
Running time:60 minutes (Part 1: 30mins, Part 2: 30 mins)


DVD Special Features

  • The Making of Revolting Rhymes

  • Revolting Rhymes image gallery

  • A set of beautifully designed postcards with your DVD.

About Roald Dahl and His Legacy:

Roald Dahl had an incredible life history from 1916 – 1990. He leaves us with some of the best Children’s books ever made. The Roald Dahl Charitable Trust ensures 10% of all Roald Dahl author payments and royalty income (after 3rd party commission) goes to their charity partners. They have supported causes including: specialist children’s nurses, grants for families in need, and educational outreach programmes. For more information on this visit Luke Kelly is manager of the Roald Dahl legacy and grandson to  Roald. We have a little section from an interview with Luke: 


Where does Revolting Rhymes…the fairy tales, the poems, all delivered in that sort of heroic couplet…where does that sit in Roald Dahl’s body of work? Was it a favorite of his, do you remember?

Luke Kelly Response: 

I think it was a favorite of his because it related so fondly to the Norwegian folk tales of his childhood. Those tales of wicked trolls and Norwegian creatures, and the idea of a stylized and slightly extreme natural environment…which I think, again, is done so well in here…that kind of fantastical grotesque piece. He wrote a lot about reading stories by the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen and Belloc. I think that for that reason, it was important to him. It also came in a period of great output for him. It came just before the BFG and just after George and The Twits. 


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We were provided with a test copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review. You can find our copy to borrow in the Coombe Mill Games Room whilst staying here on holiday.