The BFG: Big Friendly Giant

Overview

A lonely orphan girl makes a most unusual friend as best-selling children's author Roald Dahl's timeless story comes to life in an animated effort that was nominated for Best Children's Program by the Academy of Film and Television. A twenty-five foot prince who harvests the dreams of Dream Country and blows them into the minds of children with his magical trumpet, the Big Friendly Giant is troubled to learn that some of the less friendly giants of the land have left many English boys and girls unable to rest ...
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Overview

A lonely orphan girl makes a most unusual friend as best-selling children's author Roald Dahl's timeless story comes to life in an animated effort that was nominated for Best Children's Program by the Academy of Film and Television. A twenty-five foot prince who harvests the dreams of Dream Country and blows them into the minds of children with his magical trumpet, the Big Friendly Giant is troubled to learn that some of the less friendly giants of the land have left many English boys and girls unable to rest soundly in their beds at night. Now determined to put a stop to the frightening activities of the gargantuan grumps, the Big Friendly Giant joins forces with young orphan Sophie to seek out the aid of Her Majesty the Queen and deliver the most spectacular dreams imaginable to the children who now sleep safely nestled away from the threat of the towering monsters who had once filled their hearts with fear and dread.
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Special Features

Roald Dahl chronology and selected bibliography; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
One fateful moonlit night, Sophie, a young orphan, looks out her window and spies a hooded giant peering in at her. He snatches her from her bed and transports her to a land of giants in the heavens. He does not, as Sophie fears, intend to eat her. He is a Big, Friendly Giant, who delivers lovely dreams to children. However, the Bonecrunchers, Fleshlumpeaters, and Bloodbottlers are not so friendly, and Sophie joins forces with her new friend (and the Queen of England!) to put a stop to their child-munching ways. From Britain's famed Cosgrove Hall Studio, creators of the warm and wonderful The Wind in the Willows and the Python-esque cult favorite, Danger Mouse, comes this exquisitely animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book. The B.F.G. is brimming with Dahl’s signature whimsical wordplay and is faithful to the spirit of the story, which -- as in much of his work -- walks that very fine line between childhood terrors and wonders. Amid the glut of star-studded, hyper-verbal, computer-animated films vying for attention, this traditionally animated 1989 production towers above the competition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 733961758009
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,317

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ballard Berkeley Voice Only
Don Henderson Voice Only
Jimmy Hibbert Voice Only
David Jason Voice Only
Michael Knowles Voice Only
Amanda Root Voice Only
Mollie Sugden Voice Only
Angela Thorne Voice Only
Frank Thornton Voice Only
Technical Credits
Brian Cosgrove Director, Producer
Mark Hall Producer
John Hambley Screenwriter
Keith Hopwood Score Composer
Malcolm Rowe Score Composer
Nigel Rutter Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Roald Dahl's The BFG: Big Friendly Giant
1. Magic Trumpet [7:20]
2. An Honorable Giant [9:06]
3. Wiz Poppers [12:29]
4. Collecting Dreams [9:26]
5. Dream Cave [11:27]
6. Dream for a Queen [12:20]
7. Capturing the Monsters [12:27]
8. Jack, the Giant Killer [12:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Roald Dahl's The BFG: Big Friendly Giant
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Roald Dahl Chronology
      Roald Dahl Selected Bibliography
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