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Director:
Writers:
Roald Dahl (novel)
John Hambley (adaptation)
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Release Date:
17 December 1992 (Netherlands) See more »
Plot:
Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
80's animation breathes life into a Sunday morning See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Jason ... The BFG (voice)

Amanda Root ... Sophie (voice)
Angela Thorne ... Queen Of England (voice)
Ballard Berkeley ... Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ... Head Of The Air Force (voice)
Don Henderson ... Bloodbottler / Fleshlumpeater / Sergeant (voice)

Mollie Sugden ... Mary (voice)

Frank Thornton ... Mr. Tibbs (voice)
Myfanwy Talog ... Mrs. Clonkers (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Campbell ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Cosgrove 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roald Dahl  novel
John Hambley  adaptation

Produced by
Brian Cosgrove .... producer
Mark Hall .... producer
John Hambley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Hopwood 
Malcolm Rowe 
 
Film Editing by
Nigel Rutter 
 
Production Management
Chris Phillips .... production manager
 
Art Department
Terry Brown .... props: live action reference
Beverly Bush .... designer
Brian Cosgrove .... designer
John Geering .... designer
Stephen Hanson .... designer (as Steve Hanson)
John Millington .... designer
Nick Pratt .... designer
Andy Roper .... designer
Andy Roper .... storyboard artist
Keith Scoble .... designer
Keith Scoble .... storyboard artist
Ben Turner .... designer
 
Sound Department
Chris Anderson .... dialogue recordist
Trevor Barber .... assistant dubbing mixer
Ray Gillon .... consultant: Dolby
John Iles .... consultant: Dolby
Howard Lanning .... sound effects editor
Billy Mahoney .... foley recording engineer
Beryl Mortimer .... foley artist
Steve Rogers .... additional dialogue recordist
Michael 'Golly' Russell .... location sound effects engineer (as Mike 'Golly' Russell)
Ted Swanscott .... foley artist
John Wood .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Noel Baker .... model fabrication
Colin Batty .... model fabrication
Liz Fitzgerald .... model fabrication
Peter Saunders .... model fabrication
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Atack .... vortex effect
Bob Burrows .... coordinator: camera crews
John Cousen .... special effects animator
Neil Culley .... title model camera
John Geering .... vortex effect
Martin Goldsmith .... aerial image
Roy Huckerby .... special effects artist
Jackie Mitchell .... special effects artist
Les Newstead .... special effects animator
Nigel Rutter .... vortex effect
Stephen Simpson .... special effects artist
Brian Smithies .... title pyrotechnic special effects
Peter Tyler .... motion control camera
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Atack .... video line tester
Frank Hardie .... animation camera
Peter Kidd .... animation camera
Wendy Senior .... animation camera
Mark Sutton .... animation camera
 
Animation Department
Barbara Alcock .... additional background artist
Dino Athanassiou .... directing animator
Maggie Beamer .... cel painter
Adrian Bell .... assistant animator
Claude Bony .... assistant animator (as Claude Bonney)
Eric Bouillette .... animator
Juan José Bravo .... assistant animator
Les Brooksbank .... animator
Carmelo Buitrago .... assistant animator (as Carmel Buitrigo)
Beverly Bush .... background artist
Brian Cosgrove .... background artist
Brian Cosgrove .... key animator
Laura Cosgrove .... cel painter
Alain Costa .... key animator
Arthur De Cloedt .... animator
Ken Duncan .... animator
Mike Eames .... assistant animator
Meryl Edge .... key animator
Ken Emmett .... assistant animator
Marc Eoche-Duval .... key animator
Alastair Fell .... assistant animator
Joyce Flowers .... cel painter
Jean Flynn .... key animator
Gary French-Powell .... assistant animator (as Garry French Powell)
Manuel J. García .... assistant animator (as Manuel Garcia Pozo)
John Geering .... background artist
Stefania Giani .... cel painter
Paul Greenall .... animator
Claire Grey .... assistant animator
Sue Halliwell .... tracer
John Hambley .... animation director
Stephen Hanson .... background artist (as Steve Hanson)
Lynn Hardie .... cel painter
Denise Heywood .... animator
Karen Heywood .... assistant animator
Andrea Hough .... cel painter
Yasodha Huckerby .... tracer
Arthur Humberstone .... key animator
George Jackson .... key animator
Lisa-Ann James .... additional cel painting services (as Lisa James)
Daniel Jeannette .... assistant animator
Trevor Keen .... animator
Jennie Langley .... assistant animator
Michael Lannigan .... cel painter
Carol Leslie .... additional cel painting services
Dave Livesey .... key animator
Matias Marcos .... key animator
Tony McAleese .... xerographer
Joe McCaffrey .... assistant animator
Malcolm McGookin .... assistant animator
Andrew McLoughlin .... xerographer
Phil McMylor .... animation checker
Phil McMylor .... assistant animator
Helen Michael .... cel painter (as Helen Michaels)
John Millington .... background artist
Phil Morris .... key animator
Katie Nutter .... cel painter
John Offord .... key animator
Garry Owen .... animator
Beverly Phillips .... tracer
Judy Pilsbury .... animation color stylist
Mark Povey .... animator
Michelle Povey .... cel painter
Nick Pratt .... background artist
Samantha Reynolds .... additional cel painting services
Margaret Riley .... additional background artist
Sue Robson .... cel painter
Andy Roper .... assistant animator
Andy Roper .... background artist
Weston Samuels .... cel painter
Murti Schofield .... assistant animator
Karl Scoble .... cel painter
Keith Scoble .... background artist
Keith Scoble .... sequence director
Stewart Selkirk .... animator
Joan Simmons .... xerographer
Helen Smith .... cel painter
Joan Storey .... tracer
Lainé Thomas .... trace and paint supervisor
Stephen Thomas .... key animator (as Steve Thomas)
Ben Turner .... background artist
Gloria Vassiliou .... cel painter
Lesley White .... cel painter
Craig Whittle .... cel painter
Kay Widdowson .... animator
Andy Wilson .... animator
Diane Wren .... additional background artist
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Hunting .... costumes: live action reference
 
Editorial Department
Jane Hicks .... assistant editor
Terry Lee .... negative cutter
Stephen Perry .... assistant editor
Frank Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
Phil Bush .... music recording engineer
Sharon Campbell .... singer
Richie Close .... musician: synthesizer
David Cullen .... orchestral arrangements
Chris Dibble .... music mix engineer
Mark Hall .... music supervisor
Keith Hopwood .... music producer
Keith Hopwood .... musical director
Brian Ibbetson .... orchestral arrangements
Steve Pigott .... musician: synthesizer
Andy Richards .... musician: synthesizer
Malcolm Rowe .... music producer
 
Other crew
Julie Barter .... production secretary
Peter Gluckstein .... live action reference: "The BFG"
Sian Hopkins .... production secretary
Jane McCooey .... production secretary
Zinnia Mitchell .... live action reference: "Sophie"
Mike Robinson .... general manager (as Michael Robinson)
Julia Salt .... accounts assistant
Phil Slattery .... production accountant
Simon White .... production coordinator
Carmel Wilson .... production secretary
Brian Wynne .... laboratory liaison
 
Thanks
George Jackson .... dedicatee
 

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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo | Dolby (theatrical print)
Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:6 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (video release)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the original storyboards, the newspapers the Queen held were named after real English newspapers, The Times and The Sun. While the names were changed, the two newspapers could still be seen as the type of newspaper that they were based upon. i.e. a serious broadsheet and a red top tabloid.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Fleshlumpeater:You... you show 'em the way?
The BFG:Yes! Yes, I showed them the way!
Fleshlumpeater:Why? W... why?
The BFG:Because, you is evil! And I've seen it now!
Fleshlumpeater:You... you is not giant! You is like... human bean!
The BFG:Human... being! And yes, I'd rather be like one of them than like you!
Fleshlumpeater:Then... I kill you!
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Movie Connections:
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FAQ

Is The BFG based on a book?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
80's animation breathes life into a Sunday morning, 13 November 2006
Author: andy flight from United Kingdom

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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