On the 13th of this month, fans around the world celebrated the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. And today is the annual World Dream Day, which honors "the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us" and was inspired by Dahl's favorite work, The BFG. So it only seems appropriate that Disney has now announced the Blu-Ray and DVD release of The BFG on December 6. I absolutely loved this wonderful film and look forward to seeing it again. The Blu-ray will be loaded with fun bonus features, including:
- Bringing "The BFG" to Life - Young Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the film, with interviews from the cast and crew.
- The Big Friendly Giant and Me - an animated short about the friendship and dreams shared by the boy before Sophie and the BFG
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of the BFG - A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in "The BFG"
- Giants 101 - an introduction to the loathsome giants and how they were created
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute - An homage to Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter of "The BFG" and "E.T."
- John Williams: Scoring A Dream - concept art and memorable moments interwoven with John Williams scoring session