Coming up on Friday, July 1st, Disney will release “The BFG”, an imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The author of “The BFG”, Roald Dahl, was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since with stories such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda”. All fabulously imaginative and fantastical tales.
Combining the incredible story-telling of Dahl with the direction of Steven Spielberg working under the studios of Walt Disney means you can definitely expect to experience an incredible adventure when seeing this film.
The BFG – Big, Friendly Giant (played by Mark Rylance), is nothing like the other “Giant” inhabitants of Giant Country. Our friendly Giant stands 24-feet tall, has enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, but unlike the other Giants, he is FRIENDLY. Other giants, like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement), are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans.
Our BFG meets Sophie (played by newcomer Ruby Barnhill), a precocious 10-year-old girl from London who is initially frightened by him. On one of his evening outings in London, the BFG finds Sophie at her home and then takes her on a whirlwind journey to giant Country and his cave where they get to know a bit about each other and start to form a “best-friend” bond.
The BFG then brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams and showing here the beauty of his world.
After watching a screening last night, I can honestly say, young and old will enjoy this movie. The movie concludes in such a “feel-good” bring-a-tear-to-your-eye way that you’ll be glad you saw it. I can see my monkeys, Hunter (11) & Westly (7) being amazed (and possibly a little afraid) by the “realness” of the Giants. Some of the grossness of their antics will have them giggling, and they’ll be bouncing on their seats through all the scenes of travel through the magical lands of Giant Country and Dream Country – not to mention they’ll fully enjoy the scenes with the Queen of England and her army.
I don’t want to give away too much of this movie, so I’ll stop there with my description, but here ‘s the movie trailer to give leave you with more anticipation:
The BFG Kid’s Activity Sheets
Click the following link to download activity sheets for “The BFG” including coloring sheets, bookmarks, spot-the-difference and a maze to enjoy.
Kid’s Activity Sheets
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“The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.