7 Things You Didn’t Know About The BFG + Fun Movie Quotes!

Looking for great summer family movies to watch with the kids? We can't wait for BFG to come out! In the mean time, check out these fun BFG movie quotes and trivia facts!

Are you as excited about seeing Roald Dahl’s classic come to life as we are? We’re sharing our favorite The BFG movie quotes & trivia to celebrate the upcoming release! The BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, is a 2016 fantasy adventure movie that will hit theaters on July 1st. Steven Spielberg is the movie’s director and producer.  The movie showcases the adventures of Sophie, a young girl and The BFG, a kindhearted giant who is an outcast among his peers. The movie is based on the 1982 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Here are some fun and interesting BFG trivia facts and quotes!

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The BFG Movie Trivia

  • The BFG is the second movie based on a book written by Roald Dahl that has been transformed into a Disney movie, with the first one being the 1996 James and the Giant Peach.
  • Sophie, one of the lead characters in the movie and the book was named after one of author’s Roald Dahl’s granddaughters.
  • The book was dedicated to Dahl’s late daughter, Olivia, who died from measles-related complications in 1962.
  • Steven Spielberg, The BFG director, and producer, has worked with actor Mark Rylance, who plays the lead role of The BFG, on one other film in the past and are slated to work together for three more movies in the future. In 2015, they worked on Bridge of Spies, where Rylance played Rudolf Able. In 2017, they are slated to work on two movies together, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and Dunkirk, while in 2018, the pair is scheduled to work on Ready Player One together.
  • This is Ruby Barnhill’s (who plays Sophie) first major motion picture. Prior to The BFG, she’s only appeared in one TV show: The 4 O’clock Club
  • Rylance is regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation. He’s won multiple Tony Awards, an Academy Awards Oscar and other awards.
  • This isn’t the first time The BFG has been brought to life on the screen. In 1989, an animated version appeared on television. It has also been adapted into theater performances.

THE BFG Movie Quotes

Conversation between Sophie and The BFG:

Sophie- “Why did you take me?”

The BFG- “Because I hears your lonely heart, in all the secret whisperings of the world.”

Sophie’s voice-over from the movie trailer:

“It was the witching hour when the boogieman comes out when people go missing. The girls say the witching hour arrives at midnight, and I think it comes at three in the morning when I’m the only one left awake. Like always, like now. Never get out of bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain. And that is where our story begins.”

Conversation between Sophie and The BFG:

Sophie- “Where am I?”

The BFG- “Giant country.”

Are you planning to see this movie with your family? Do you have any favorite The BGF movie trivia or quotes that we missed? Tell us in the comments!

Photo Credits: Disney Wikia

6 thoughts on “7 Things You Didn’t Know About The BFG + Fun Movie Quotes!”

  1. I totally forgot this movie was coming out but I will probably go see it this summer with my kids. I love the quotes that you pulled out. They really give a feeling to the story of the movie!

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