BFG was such a sweet story. It reminded me of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. It just gave me that happy feeling. I left the movie theater smiling and I didn’t cry one time. Well done Disney. I loved that they treated adoption in not such a bad light in this story. Sophie was a hero and not someone to be pitied. I always ask my kids what the takeaway was. They said the takeaway from this movie is that you can’t take people at face value without knowing them. The BFG who looked scary was a sweetie. My daughter explained that Giant country is in the sky (she called it Heaven). That’s where the good people (like the BFG) are. I love that that was her takeaway. Here’s a bit of info about the BFG, some video clips and printables.
BFG Printables, Coloring Sheets, Word Search and more
Check out these great printables for you and your family to enjoy! Just right click and hit print
Now some BFG Clips
“Brave Sophie” Featurette
“Trying To Catch A Phizzwizard” Film Clip
This is one of the funniest clips!
Now some BFG background info!
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –
Finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st! Take your family so they can fall in love with the BFG just like mine did.