A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him and also a snowdog with the surprise that they come alive.
Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, widowed father William Smith (Jeremy Irons) and his son Danny (Samuel Irons) live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to ... See full summary »
Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.
Wallace lets out his spare room to a penguin. The penguin and Gromit, Wallace's dog, immediately don't see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Wallace has invented a giant pair of robotic trousers, designed to take Gromit for walks.
Snatched from Mrs Clonkers' Home for Girls on a cold and quiet night by a lumbering giant, the ten-year-old orphan, Sophie, is in for the adventure of a lifetime when the mysterious monster takes her back to his secret land: the distant Giant Country. There, Sophie will find herself in a realm with even bigger giants than her colossal grizzled kidnapper, who, fortunately, is a gentle vegetarian creature tasked with a noble mission. But, sooner or later, the land's flesh-eating inhabitants with the peculiar names will catch a whiff of the tiny human visitor, and then, no one can stand in their way. Now, only Her Majesty, the Queen of England, can thwart the ugly giants' sinister plans. Can Sophie's one and only friend--The Big Friendly Giant--protect her and the rest of the world from the horrors that surround us?Written by
The book, which the film is based on, was published in 1982. See more »
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 »
Queen Of England:
[after hearing a whizzpopper for the first time]
I think... on the whole... I prefer the bagpipes.
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The credits roll over stills from the movie. See more »
The version of the film aired on ITV and released on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray omits a scene that takes place after Sophie and The BFG leave Dream Country, but before they get to his Dream Cave, they approach the other giant's domain again, and Sophie is somehow separated and placed in peril when she accidentally sits upon a giant dragonfly that flies off and drops her among the sleeping giants, who begin to stir from her scent. The BFG rescues her before they awake and begin scouring the land, convinced there is a human present. The shot of the giants departing is later reused in the film as part of the Queen's nightmare of them and their heinous acts. See more »
80's animation breathes life into a Sunday morning
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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