Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car is a children’s book that was first published in 1964. It was made into a movie in 1968, which was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2002 a stage musical based on the movie was opened in London and was successful enough for a second British tour. If you have ever wondered who wrote the book, movie or the stage musical keep reading to find out.
Who wrote the book?
The book was written by the famous author Ian Fleming, who is most well known as the creator of James Bond. He originally wrote the book for his son Caspar. The original edition of the book was published in three volumes and was illustrated by John Burningham.
Who wrote the movie?
The movie script was written by Ken Hughes and Roald Dahl who was a close friend of Ian Fleming. Richard Maibaum is also credited with writing some of the additional dialogue. Interestingly, many of the people who worked on the movie also worked on the James Bond series of films.
Who wrote the stage musical?
The music and lyrics for the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical, often simply called Chitty the Musical, were written by brothers Robert and Richard Sherman. The book, also called liberetto, is the narrative of the musical and was written by Jeremy Sams.