A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

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The BFG (voice)
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Sophie (voice)
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Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ...
Head Of The Air Force (voice)
Don Henderson ...
Bloodbottler / Fleshlumpeater / Sergeant (voice)
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Mary (voice)
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Mr. Tibbs (voice)
Myfanwy Talog ...
Mrs. Clonkers (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert ...
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Storyline

Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that B.F.G.'s job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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17 December 1992 (Netherlands)  »

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Trivia

The book, which the film is based on, was published in 1982. See more »

Goofs

When the BFG has breakfast at Buckingham Palace, he drinks from a cup before complaining that there isn't any frobscottle in it. But after Sophie shushes him, the cup disappears from view and is never seen again. See more »

Quotes

Queen Of England: [after hearing a whizzpopper for the first time] I think... on the whole... I prefer the bagpipes.
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Connections

Referenced in Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) See more »

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Whizzpopping
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by David Jason
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80's animation breathes life into a Sunday morning
13 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a real 80's delight. I rediscovered it while watching it with my kids. It's so much of it's time. There's an innocence in the animation and story. Nobody questions why a big creepy giant would want to hang around with a little girl. Which is is great!! The times we live in are so paranoid this film makes us remember why we all need a granddad figure of out own.

David Jason's performance as the BFG is remarkable. At first I didn't realise it was him. I think he gives it that extra something that really shines through.

The beginning was really Richard William's like, with the cloaked giant running through the streets. It makes me realise how good Cosgrove Hall could be. It would be fun to check out more of their stuff again. Especaily Danger Mouse.


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