Steven Spielberg Unveils the First Teaser for Disney’s THE BFG!!!
When I taught 4th grade I loved reading The BFG to my students. It’s a wonderful story about a little girl who befriends a giant…the BIG friendly giant. I was thrilled to hear that Disney was going to recreate this imaginative story on the big screen.
Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote “The BFG.”
This morning Steven Spielberg unveiled the first teaser for Disney’s 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.
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THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st, 2016— the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth!