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

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Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic The BFG arrives on multiple formats—Blu-ray, Digital HD, DVD, and Disney Movies Anywhere—on December 6, just in time for the holiday season.

From Disney's press materials: "The BFG unites the talents of three of the world’s 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. 

rsz_the_bfgbluray_copy.png 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 Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extraterrestrial, The Black Stallion); and more.

Spielberg’s directorial debut with The Walt Disney Studios was a labor of love, as he’s been a fan of Dahl’s for years. In fact, he read The BFG to his own children when they were younger. According to Spielberg, 'It’s a story about friendship; it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends; and it’s 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."

*A wonderful dream in the BFG’s language of Gobblefunk

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