The BFG Trailer (2016)

Trailer for The BFG.

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.

This is the second adaptation of a Roald Dahl novel to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures; the first was James and the Giant Peach (1996).

James and the Giant Peach
The BFG (short for "Big Friendly Giant") is a 1982 children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is an expansion of a short story from Dahl's 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World. The book is dedicated to Dahl's late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at age seven in 1962

The BFG speaks his own language, and it has a name As The BFG says to Sophie, "Words... is oh such a twitch-ticking problem to me all my life." His idiosyncratic way of talking - with its tangled-up sentences and newly-crafted phrases - led Roald to draft long lists of words for him to speak. This formed the basis of "gobblefunk", the BFG's language.

The teaser did a great job of me wanting more and we finally get that in this Trailer! We are introduced the the Big Friendly Giant ("BFG") and get to see the magical land in which he resides. Plus we find out why the BFG picks Sophie.

The CGI in this film looks amazing and I love the look of the BFG which I think children are going to be drawn to. And, the so called bad guys which we get to see look menacing and dwarf the BFG.

The BFG Trailer Screenshot
As Spielberg said, “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.” Cannot wait!

2 min 23 sec


Posted On
April 05, 2016
Steven Spielberg

Melissa Mathison

Walt Disney Pictures

July 1, 2016
Mark Rylance
Ruby Barnhill
Penelope Wilton
Jemaine Clement
Rebecca Hall
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