This timeline contains all information about Roald Dahl’s life, the books he wrote, and movies, television shows, and theater productions he was involved in. It continues past his death to the present day (since new Dahl works are still being released).
Le Coup du berger
Note: This film is not actually based on Dahl’s story “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”, but rather on the same apocryphal anecdote that Dahl based his story on.
Note: Dahl didn’t actually have much to do with this film. He found out about it after it was produced and was surprised there was no acknowledgement of his story “Beware of the Dog”. He instructed his agent to ask MGM for a settlement. After a short fight with the studio, Dahl was granted his credit as well as a payment.
Des Pfarrers Freude
This German TV movie based on “Parson’s Pleasure” aired on June 26, 1966.
You Only Live Twice
Dahl wrote the screenplay for this film based on Ian Fleming’s Bond novel You Only Live Twice.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dahl wrote the screenplay for this film based on Ian Fleming’s children’s novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Night Digger
Dahl adapted his own book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for this film.
Dahl wrote the screenplay for this film based on Joy Cowley’s novel Nest in a Falling Tree. (The film was released in the UK as The Road Builder.)
This short film was based on “Genesis and Catastrophe.”
The Patricia Neal Story
December 8, 1981 – The Patricia Neal Story (TV movie) premieres on television.
The BFG, Danny the Champion of the World, and Breaking Point
This animated film was based on The BFG.
This film was based on Danny the Champion of the World.
This TV movie was based on “Beware of the Dog”.
This film was based on The Witches and was the last movie that Jim Henson personally worked on before his death.
This Russian film purports to be based on Dahl’s adult stores. (Judging by the plot description, I suspect it’s most likely to be “The Great Switcheroo.”)
Four Rooms, Little Red Riding Hood, Pisvingers!
One of the four segments in this film was based on “Man From the South”.
This TV movie was based on Dahl’s poem “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.”
Pisvingers! was a short Dutch film based on “The Swan.”
Matilda and James and the Giant Peach
This film was based on Matilda.
This film was based on James and the Giant Peach.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Bet
This film was based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
This short film was based on “Man From the South.”
The Sound Machine and Three Little Pigs
This short film was based on “The Sound Machine.”
Three Little Pigs was an animated short based on Dahl’s poem “The Three Little Pigs.”
Fantastic Mr. Fox
This film was based on Fantastic Mr. Fox.