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.

Standing over 7 metres tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, the BFG 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.

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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 realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions.

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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.

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Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (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.

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115 Comments

  1. I loved reading this to my daughter, we had a lot of laughs as I tried to pronounce his silly words 🙂

  2. Jim Riddle Reply

    I love both Disney and the BFG, great for the young and the old

  3. Love those tongue twister, almost correct, wobbly, wiggly words the BFG sprouts to tiny Sophie, perched on the tall table. They are certainly words of wisdom.. Half way through my schooldays copy of the BFG book I’m reading to my boy before we see the movie. TIX, yes please.

  4. Disney is sheer fuel for the imagination, both big and little alike.

  5. BFG my favourite book when I was a kid, giants, giants and more giants. And I have to say that I am dying to see if Disney and Speilberg have brought it to life, exactly how I imagined it would be on the big screen all these years. Going to be a brilliant film.

  6. Shu- Ching Ching Reply

    I have waiting to see this movie for while. It has many positive reviews from social media. Thank you this opportunity.

  7. Amanda Reed Reply

    One of my most favourite books growing up, I have loved sharing it with my two little girls and would love to share the movie version experience with them too. We love the thinly veiled morals throughout the story and the time enduring friendship of an unlikely pair! Such an imaginative story! Amanda Giffard (nee: Reed)

  8. Nicole Woods Reply

    Roald Dahl was my favourite author when I was younger and I had all of his books. I’d read them over and over again and get lost in whatever magical world that particular book was about. BFG was in the top 3 of my favourites of his and I’d love to share the cinematic version with the kids!

  9. Jenny Woods Reply

    My daughter loved Roald Dahl books, the BFG in particular, when she was a child & I would love to share the Disney magic with my grandkids.

  10. I grew up reading Roald Dahl books. The BFG was one of my all time favourites, would love to take my 5 year old and share the magic with her.

  11. I love that Disney isn’t just for kids. Adults can enjoy also. I’d love to see what great work they have done with The BFG. My daughter would love to see it also.

  12. Lara Haynes Stewart Reply

    Just the magic Disney can bring to a family is amazing & cant wait to see this one with my kids

  13. Judith Maunders Reply

    I love reading the BFG and being whisked away into another world!

  14. This was always a magical story when I was a kid. Love these books

  15. Berenice Lawrence Reply

    I love this story and would really love to share it with my kids on the big screen

  16. Joanne Parkinson Reply

    I read the book when I was in year three and now my son is reading it at school and it never gets old or boring for generations

  17. Melissa Bennett Reply

    I love disney movies in general, there is always something in them for any age group. I also love being able to share some of my all time favourite books/movies like bfg with my kids. I can not wait to see it with them
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  18. I love that we can safely enjoy Disney movies as a family and everyone can enjoy them.

  19. My 9 year old has a full set of Roald Dahl books. She reads them constantly.
    We are all huge Disney fans. Besides watching them at the cinema, we have some of them on genuine DVDs.

  20. stephen elsworthy Reply

    Its good to see the classic stories are making a comeback without having to scare children with too real ghosts and special effects

  21. Richard Harrison Reply

    Disney are just enduring classics and they keep making more. Timeless, amazing stuff

  22. I really want to watch BFG as it was my favourite as a child. I would love to see how Disney can take me back in time. I’d love to say I was entering this comp for my children but it’s actually for me. Haha!

  23. Disney has spent so much effort and time and money making classic children’s stories come to life!

  24. Katie Henderer Reply

    I loved reading this book as a child, and would love to see it in all its cinematic beauty. Would be a nice way to introduce the story to my 3 year old son also.

  25. littleangel Reply

    I’ve just finished reading this book with my daughter and love the story – would love to be able to watch it on the big screen with her.

  26. SCOTT BRUNSKILL Reply

    I love Disney….it takes so many wonderful childhood and adult stories and adapts them to the big screen beautifully

  27. Vanessa Di Cicco Reply

    I love how easily Disney movies translate between generations! The same movies I loved as a kid, my own children are enjoying now.

  28. Barbara Fehmel Reply

    I was brought up on Disney stories, they made being read too every night so exciting and I still adore them .

  29. I love Disney movies because they are great stories and have wonderful music. The BFG is a terrific story and I’d love to see it on the big screen

  30. My 6 year old loves Disney movies. I love Disney movies. Steven Spielberg has to be my favourite and Roald Dahl is a great quirky author. Walt Disney was a visionary. He just knew what the world needed. A little bit of MAGIC is always welcome everywhere, every time. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? I DO!!!!!!!!!

  31. Julie Hodsman Reply

    Disney movies are always fabulous and kids love them. I love showing my kids movies I watched as a young girl.

  32. The story of a big friendly giant is so nice after the ogres of Jack and the Beanstalk giant. The children would absolutely love to see this nice, gentle movie.

  33. Suzan Robinson Reply

    My daughter is currently reading the book and absolutely loves it. She tells me the story in detail after each chapter.

  34. BFG was my favourite Roald Dahl book of the whole collection and I love the fact that yet again, another Roald Dahl movie has been combined with Disney and now Steven Spielberg! My daughter is still too young to see it but my nephews are the perfect age as they’ve started reading all Roald’s books so would love to take them and have them remember ‘the time we saw BFG at the movies with Aunty Kat!’

  35. Disney Movies are always enjoyable and a movie that the kids will watch over and over. I am reading the story to the kids every night before we see the movie. They are so excited each night to listen to it,
    It will be amazing to see it come alive on the Big screen

  36. Tracy Smith Reply

    Who doesn’t love a Roald Dahl story. Disney brings them to life.

  37. I would read this book every night as a little girl and very excited to take my daughter to see the film so she can see the Big friendly giant and experience the magic as I did at the same age.

  38. Natasha Page Reply

    I Love Disney because they make Great movies that i can watch with my kids. Family time is the Best time!

  39. I have grown up with and loving Disney. I also like BFG too and all the Roald Dalh stories

  40. My wife remembers the book fondly yet feels the movie may scare her a little a bit creepy so i would love to take her and see what happens i think it looks great.

  41. Rebecca Smith Reply

    Love Disney as they have such a variety of story lines in all their movies that have spanned the centuries and BFG is amazing as my Son and I love Roald Dahl, all his works.

  42. Angel Boyd Reply

    My whole family loves Disney simply because of the adventure, life lessons, and roller coaster emotions (mostly happiness) that presented in most magical way.

  43. Cat helbig Reply

    Disney just has so many adventures and dreams and i love getting to share those with my young son especially through all the ones i grew up with

  44. Chloe Hayes Reply

    I loved reading bfg books and would love to take my daughter to see the movie, we both love to watch the cartoon version 🙂

  45. Melissa Cox Reply

    Disney is great at making kids imaginations come to life with all their amazing fairy tales.

  46. Disney always make something amazing even better ie Winnie the Pooh. I can’t wait to see what they have done with this book that I read when I was younger.

  47. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    It is a excellent movie , my family would love this wonderful prize. Thank you.

  48. I love the childhood fantasies that Disney create to enthral children & adults alike. My son has just finished reading the BFG, loved the book & would now like to see the movie

  49. Jenny Mansbridge Reply

    Would love to take my grandchildren to this wonderful movie.

  50. Trudy Spreadborough Reply

    Disney is magical and timeless! There is something for all ages. I love that my daughter is still able to watch the movies and read the stories that I loved so much when I was her age 🙂

  51. Lauren Ibbotson Reply

    Disney just makes the most amazing stories and movies. They entertain both children and adults and allow for quality family time either through reading stories together or watching movies together.

  52. Amanda Holland Reply

    The magic of each story as it comes along. You are never too old to enjoy a Disney movie and they will never get outdated. Each movie teaches us a little something

  53. Disney is magical taking you on a mesmerising journey, fascinates, charms, dazzles and allures.

  54. BFG was one of my all time favourite books, then one of my favourite movies growing up, now this movie has been released just in time to introduce my children to this story <3 bless, must be meant to be

  55. David Anderson Reply

    Disney allows adults to become children again, parents to be able to share in the mystery and magic of imagination with their children.

  56. Disney takes me from the real world to the magic world. Imagination makes our life more colorful.

  57. carole nethery Reply

    I love the animation and how every movie is brilliantly different and memorable.

  58. Stefanie Seiler Reply

    I love all Disney movies because of the high quality animation and beautiful story lines.

  59. Erika Coyne Reply

    I love Roald Dahl books for their imagination and Disney films because they can make me laugh and cry and feel.

  60. I love Disney and would love to win because it’s how I hold onto my childhood. When I was growing up Disney taught me how to dream, how to be myself and also to realise that anything was possible

  61. I have never read this book so this would be amazing to see and show my girls we can all be wide eyed with wonder

  62. Rohl dahl and Disney what a magical mix,
    It gives me my chilhood memories fix,
    Disney makes dreams come alive to me,
    Id love to take the little ones to see the BFG!

  63. My kids a bugging to watch BFG.. I love how Disney can always bring books to life with magic & never rewriting the story always following the storyline. Just makes it that all more exciting to watch.

  64. Sam Minshull Reply

    This one of my my most favourite books when I was growing up. love Roald Dahl and my girls share the same passion. would love to watch this beautiful story unfold on the big screen.

  65. LilMiss Kibby Reply

    Disney is fun for all the family…great animations and story lines!

  66. lovelyloves Reply

    They are always magical and they make the best family movies!

  67. elizabeth agha Reply

    I love Disney movies because they transport me into a different world and a different dimension.

  68. I loved reading the book The BFG when I was a child and would live to share the magic of this story with my own kids. What a wonderful story to now be made in to a movie.

  69. Paige Yang Reply

    Disney is not only for kids but also for adults. It makes so many great fairy tales into the wonderful movies.

  70. I love the magic of Disney. I’ve been to Disneyland L.A. 3 times, Paris once and am about to go to Tokyo soon – minus kids!!

  71. Teresa Clark Reply

    Love that all members of the family can enjoy a disney movie, there is always double meaning scenes/comments etc, love that the movies always have life lessons included in them.

  72. My family and I love Disney. We love everything about Disney: movies, theme parks…

  73. Natalie Skinner Reply

    Love the magic of Disney movies and the endless memories they create

  74. amandagorton Reply

    I love how creatively Disney brings classic fairy-tales to life. There is a certain magic to each and every one

  75. I like the BFG book because all the made up words make’s it one to have fun with reading aloud.

  76. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    What a wonderful prize to see BFG with my kids. Thank you this opportunity.

  77. Christie Louise Reply

    The BFG was a hit in our family. We read, and re read all the Roald Dahl classics!
    Now, it’s so wonderful seeing my 9 year old’s passion reignited by reading the same Roald Dahl BFG I read when I was little.
    Nowadays, parents and kids don’t have a lot of things in common- but this is one book-turned-movie ALL families can bond over.

  78. as usual Disney allows me the chance to escape to a world of dreams and imagination and BFG does just that

  79. Disney has been part of everyone’s life, it has captivated and transported me to places of wonders and fueled my imagination as a child through my adult years.

  80. Kasey Evans Reply

    I love how Disney makes you feel like a kid again, you forget about life & let imagination take over!

  81. Julia Mason Reply

    I love the graphics of each and every Disney movie, it’s an art form in itself, visual and heartwarming!

  82. Scott Crumlin Reply

    Wholesome, magical Disney bringing all the family together no matter what the age. Roald Dahl, such a wonderful storyteller, even now as an adult I enjoy his books.

  83. Linda Cleary Reply

    Any Disney movie is a classic that generations will enjoy over and over again

  84. 78DaysofSummer Reply

    I love that Disney’s timeless and there’s always something you can learn from the film whether it’s kindness, friendship. Where would we be without disney?

  85. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Great story with big picture, it is a fantastic opportunity to see this beautiful movie.

  86. I love how Disney are able to draw you in through their storytelling and songs.

  87. disney makes great movies for the kids that the adults can watch too!

  88. Eva Kiraly Reply

    movies for the whole family to enjoy, not one of us are ever disappointed.

  89. Nikki Wilkinson Reply

    I love that it is watched by many generations around the world and enjoyed by all xx it brings young and old together and with it comes fun n laughter

  90. Yvonne turbill Reply

    The fact the movies are aimed at not just children but the whole family and the magic, imagination and joy they bring

  91. DISNEY brings joy and wonderment, fun and entertainment and its for all ages to enjoy.

  92. BFG was my favourite ever book as a kid I’ve read it a million times. I so really want to go and see the movie. It looks purely magical!

  93. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    BFG is a fantastic movie for young and old. I love this movie and story.

  94. Natasha Soranna Reply

    I use to love the book, I’m so excited Disney is turned it in something I can enjoy as an adult as well a bring my daughter to enjoy

  95. Helen Hamilton Reply

    Any book by Roald Dahl is amazing but I do love tho magic of the BFG, the shorts that I have seen for the movie are mesmerising.

  96. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    BFG would be my best movie this year. It is a movie to remover forever.

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