Disney’s “The BFG” (#giveaway)

Here’s a question that can divide friends quickly: when both are available, do you read the book or see the movie first? We’re generally book first, but I think we’ll be making an exception for Disney’s “The BFG”. Surprisingly, I don’t think that I read the Roald Dahl classic as a child – though it’s possible that I did and I’ve just forgotten – and Disney’s version is so visually stunning that I can’t wait to share it with my family!

“The BFG” unites the talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar®-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance-capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delight in extensive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The BFG” hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (“E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”); and more.

I had wonderful intentions of watching this with my daughters before writing this post, but an unexpected week of sickness around our house meant that no one was up for anything that we would need to pay attention to, and now it’s going to be Christmas Day on Sunday and there is just no time in general! We all enjoyed the previews for it when it was in theatres but I thought that it would be too much for them on the big screen, so hopefully one day in January we’ll have a relaxing afternoon of snuggles and watching “The BFG” before we read the book to compare the two!

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I was sent “The BFG” to facilitate this post. All opinions are always my own!


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71 Comments on Disney’s “The BFG” (#giveaway)

  1. Wanda Tracey
    December 21, 2016 at 1:23 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney character would be Cinderella! I was so enchanted by this lovely Disney movie as a child!

  2. tanyab79
    December 21, 2016 at 6:11 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite character is Ariel from the Little Mermaid. Thought animated right away but Jack Sparrow is a Disney character too.

  3. Amy C
    December 21, 2016 at 7:51 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite Disney character is ariel from little mermaid.

  4. Jonnie
    December 21, 2016 at 10:18 PM (11 months ago)

    Mickey is my favorite!

  5. Darwin Chau
    December 21, 2016 at 10:51 PM (11 months ago)

    I would say Goofy is my favourite.

  6. Jenness M
    December 22, 2016 at 9:19 AM (11 months ago)

    I love Sebastian from The Little Mermaid

  7. Judy Cowan
    December 22, 2016 at 10:31 AM (11 months ago)

    That would have to be Winnie the Pooh, loved him since I was little!

  8. Tabitha
    December 22, 2016 at 1:09 PM (11 months ago)

    I have always love Pocahontas. My ancestors were Native American so she always held a special place in my heart!

  9. Jennifer I
    December 22, 2016 at 9:30 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite is the Cheshire Cat.

  10. Lisa H
    December 22, 2016 at 10:34 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite Disney character is Pluto.

  11. caryn s
    December 23, 2016 at 1:26 PM (11 months ago)

    I have always loved Mickey mouse!~

  12. Florence Cochrane
    December 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM (11 months ago)

    Cinderella is my favorite Disney Character.

  13. Charlene S.
    December 24, 2016 at 5:59 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney character is Donald Duck.

  14. angela m
    December 27, 2016 at 8:27 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite Disney character is Belle.

  15. joy
    December 28, 2016 at 1:19 PM (11 months ago)

    Olaf is my fave Disney character !!

  16. Kirsten N
    December 28, 2016 at 1:24 PM (11 months ago)

    My fav Disney character is Snow White

  17. Tara Betterley
    December 28, 2016 at 2:51 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney character is Mickey..

  18. Stephan
    December 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM (11 months ago)


  19. Hunter
    December 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM (11 months ago)

    Captain Hook

  20. OpheliaC
    December 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM (11 months ago)


  21. OpheliaC
    December 30, 2016 at 11:13 AM (11 months ago)

    Maleficent! ! !

  22. maria
    December 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM (11 months ago)


  23. Erika Letson
    December 31, 2016 at 11:51 PM (11 months ago)

    My favourite Disney character would have to be Cinderella. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Erica Seaman
    January 1, 2017 at 10:36 AM (11 months ago)

    My favourite is Mickey Mouse.

  25. Kelly
    January 1, 2017 at 8:29 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite is Ariel – The Little Mermaid

  26. Athena
    January 1, 2017 at 8:44 PM (11 months ago)


  27. Erica B.
    January 1, 2017 at 8:54 PM (11 months ago)

    I like Lady & The Tramp.

  28. angie
    January 1, 2017 at 9:09 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite is Boo from Monsters Inc.

  29. Brittney House
    January 1, 2017 at 9:12 PM (11 months ago)

    We love Princess Tiana the most.

  30. Christie
    January 1, 2017 at 9:17 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney Character is Ratatouille.

  31. Emily
    January 1, 2017 at 10:41 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney character is Moana. I love her spirit, determination and bravery.

  32. Paula Hafner
    January 1, 2017 at 10:58 PM (11 months ago)

    I love Ariel and Pocahontas.

  33. missbobloblaw
    January 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM (11 months ago)

    I love Timon from The Lion King.

  34. Rachael Bhardwaj
    January 2, 2017 at 9:40 AM (11 months ago)

    my favourite character is belle from beauty and the beast.

  35. Jaclyn Mercer
    January 2, 2017 at 10:52 AM (11 months ago)

    I have always loved Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

  36. kim
    January 2, 2017 at 10:58 AM (11 months ago)

    Mickey Mouse is my favourite.

  37. Anne Derkat
    January 2, 2017 at 11:11 AM (11 months ago)

    Have always loved Cinderella.

  38. Katrina
    January 2, 2017 at 11:23 AM (11 months ago)

    Belle is my favourite

  39. susan smoaks
    January 2, 2017 at 11:29 AM (11 months ago)

    my favorite disney character is snow white. i love snow white.

  40. Silvia D
    January 2, 2017 at 11:32 AM (11 months ago)

    Mine would be Tinkerbelle a Disney Fairie!

  41. Kristi F
    January 2, 2017 at 11:33 AM (11 months ago)

    I love Belle from Beauty and the Beast, one of my favourite Disney movies.

  42. alexa
    January 2, 2017 at 11:46 AM (11 months ago)


  43. janine a
    January 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM (11 months ago)

    mickey mouse :)

  44. Melanie Borhi
    January 2, 2017 at 12:19 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite disney character is cinderella

  45. Tracey
    January 2, 2017 at 1:16 PM (11 months ago)

    The Genie from Aladdin.

  46. Marci
    January 2, 2017 at 1:23 PM (11 months ago)

    Buzz Lightyear

  47. shirley
    January 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM (11 months ago)

    My favorite Disney character is Mickey Mouse.


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