Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG” the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant. Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar®-nominated collaborator on “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” Melissa Mathison, who adapted the children’s author’s timeless adventure for the big screen. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family!
“The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere Nov 29
Bonus features include**:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.
- The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.”
- Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute
REVIEW: The BFG or Big Friendly Giant befriends Sophie, a little orphan girl in need of some “magic” in her life. When he first takes her to Giant Island, she terrified of being eaten by the Giant and the others living on the island. She is an angry child who soon learns that this “monster” that has taken her is actually a “Big Friendly Giant” who gives children good dreams. I love that concept so much and was one of the things that made me love the book so much.
The rest of the movie is Sophie and The BFG exploring their friendship, which is really new to both of them, friendship that is. There are some scary parts in the film and some loud scenes since they are trying to ward off the other giants who would like to eat Sophie or as they call her the “bean.”
I loved this movie and have watched it a few times now. I had the pleasure of speaking with Roald Dahl’s daughter about her father and the book/movie, stay tuned on 12/1 for that post. She was delightful and I can’t wait to share.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense trip to LA by Walt Disney Studios to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of MOANA, as well as visit ABC televisions sets and attend the BFG brunch. All opinions are 100% my own.