What Is Disney’s ‘The BFG’ Movie About?

What Is Disney’s ‘The BFG’ Movie About?

This Summer (2016), Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg unite to bring the famous British novelist Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, “The BFG” to life. The book, which was written by Dahl back in 1982, tells the story of an orphan girl, a giant and a big adventure.

The giant, is the “BFG” referenced in the title of the film, which opens in theaters this July 1st. Just what is a BFG?

As already pointed out, he’s a giant. A 24 foot tall on to be precise, who comes from Giant Country. He has very large ears and a keen sense of smell (remember, “fee, fi, fo, fum), among other superhuman abilities. Unlike most of the large people from Giant land, BFG is a bit different.

As he explains to the young orphan girl Sophie in the story (and film), he’s chosen a different path than the other Giants; he doesn’t eat humans. BFG actually stands for, Big Friendly Giant. Which makes him a little less liked among his peers, leaving him to spend most of his time by himself.

What does a giant like BFG do? According to the story, he goes to Dream Country to collect dreams and then take them to children.

With scary giants named Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater, strange foods called Snozzcumber and Frobscottle, and loads of adventure – BFG is bound to be as much fun on screen as it has for fans of the book over the last 33 years.

Watch the official trailer for Disney’s upcoming film, “The BFG” below.

Official Synopsis from Walt Disney:

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. 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. 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.

Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill,

Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.

“The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

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