This year would have been 100 years of Roald Dahl, and with his writing, children’s books have never been the same. My childhood, like many others have been shaped by his books and the movies that resulted from them. Growing up, I loved watching and reading Roald Dahl movies, both animated and live action. And remember briefly seeing an animated version of my favorite The BFG, which debuted in 1989. This month, SkipRope and Public Media Distribution re-released the animated version of The BFG with extras and even a documentary with Roald Dahl himself. We were sent a copy of the re-release of the animated classic and it instantly takes me back to my childhood.
About the re-release of Roald Dahl’s The BFG:
Public Media Distribution, LLC announced today that it is re-releasing “ROALD DAHL’S THE BFG” on DVD July 5, 2016. Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book comes to life in this classic animated feature, which debuted in 1989, about the amazing power of friendship between a little girl and a big-hearted giant.
This DVD includes the digitally restored version of the animated film along with two special features – a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl Documentary and Before/After Restoration Video. The documentary features an interview with Roald Dahl in which he talks about several of the well-known books he has written including “The BFG,” “The Witches,” and “Matilda.” In this video viewers gain insight into how some of these classics came to life.
Check out a clip from the never before seen documentary below:
Roald Dahl’s The BFG is now available on DVD and digital copy. It includes a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl documentary and before and after restoration video. The DVD has a total run time of 90 minutes and is available everywhere now. If you’re a huge fan of Roald Dahl and The BFG this is a great addition to your collection.