~I received The BFG for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Public Media Distribution and SkipRope have re-released the animated film, ROALD DAHL’S THE BFG, which debuted in 1989, on DVD. It has been digitally restored and includes a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl documentary. In the documentary Roald Dahl talks about several of the well-known books he has written including “The BFG,” “The Witches,” and “Matilda” and excerpts from the books are read by renowned British stage and voiceover actor Sir Michael Hordern.
One moonlit night, little orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical, thrilling, and funny adventure. Unlike scary giants, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a good giant who blows sweet dreams into the bedroom windows of children as they slumber.
When Sophie learns that a monstrous crew of meanies is off to England to gobble up innocent boys and girls, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large, friend. The fantastic world of celebrated author Roald Dahl comes to life in this classic, animated feature about the amazing power of friendship between a little girl and a big-hearted Giant.
Run Time: Approx. 90 Minutes
- Never-before-seen Roald Dahl Documentary
- Before/After Restoration Video
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Of course Disney just released their version of The BFG but it is still fun to watch this old animated version that has been digitally restored. The movie is a fantastic family film and shows the story of friendship between one giant and one little girl. To purchase The BFG visit Shop PBS where you can pick up the DVD for $9.99 and is also available as a digital download. Remember that all proceeds for PBS movies, books and more helps support educational programming on PBS!