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Disney's The BFG on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere Dec. 6.




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STEVEN SPIELBERGS IMAGINATION AND DISNEY MAGIC COME TOGETHER
TO BRING ROALD DAHLS BELOVED CLASSIC TO LIFE

The BFG comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere Dec. 6

This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras
will brighten the holidays for the whole family!

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved childrens author of family favorites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Dahls personal favorite, The BFG, as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us. It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The BFG, Disneys fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sundays World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us, it seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The BFG, Disneys fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. This heartwarming tale for the whole family arrives home for the holidays on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

The BFG unites the talents of three of the worlds 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 Giants unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extraterrestrial, The Black Stallion); and more.

Spielbergs directorial debut with The Walt Disney Studios was a labor of love, as hes been a fan of Dahls for years. In fact, he read The BFG to his own children when they were younger. According to Spielberg, Its a story about friendship; its a story about loyalty and protecting your friends; and its a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems. The BFG is a Golden Phizzwizard* come true for Spielberg, Dahl fans and audiences around the world.

Bonus features include**:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

Bringing The BFG to Life Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of The BFG. This behind-the-scenes documentary details the films progression through interviews with Roald Dahls daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.
The Big Friendly Giant and Me Sophie wasnt the first bean in Giant Countrymany illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in The BFG.
Giants 101 Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in The BFG, along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
Melissa Mathison: A Tribute An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The BFG and E.T., whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in The BFG.

DIGITAL/VOD:

John Williams: Scoring A Dream A journey through the films concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John Williams scoring session.

DVD:

Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute


Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film The BFG, the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahls resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant. Directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar-nominated collaborator on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Melissa Mathison, who adapted the childrens authors timeless adventure for the big screen. The BFG is produced by Spielberg, p.g.a., Frank Marshall, p.g.a., and Sam Mercer, p.g.a., with Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Michael Siegel serving as executive producers.

The film stars three-time Tony Award, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar winner Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant; newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the orphan who befriends him and is swept into a world of rampaging giants; Penelope Wilton as The Queen; Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, the most fearsome giant from Giant Country; Rebecca Hall as Mary, The Queens handmaid; Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs, The Queens butler; and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, another unruly giant from Giant Country.

The creative team is comprised of some of Spielbergs longtime collaborators, including: two-time Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski; two-time Oscar-winning production designer Rick Carter; three time Oscar-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E.; and Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston, with legendary five-time Oscar winner John Williams composing his 24th score for a Spielberg-directed film.

Joining them is two-time Oscar winner Robert Stromberg as production designer and four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri from Weta Digital, the visual effects company founded by Peter Jackson, as senior visual effects supervisor.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs: Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy),
Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and Video On-Demand SD/HD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 117 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / Widescreen 2.39:1
DVD Feature Film = Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio,
Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks,
English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
DVD = English SDH, Spanish and French

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Re: Disney's The BFG on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere Dec. 6.

I will definitely be getting this one for the kids. Thanks once again for letting us know and I hope you get a copy to review here.
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