The BFG (1989)
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A sweet little film that may be a little on the simple side but the BFG is a well animated film for younger viewers.
British-based animation studio Cosgrove Hall created this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel about a gigantic but gentle being who forms a friendship with a human girl, Sophie. The production values aren't the greatest--the animation, although well drawn and imaginative for the most part, is a little too choppy in places, and the synthesizer-driven music occasionally borders into kitsch territory (although one musical number is quite lovely)--but most of the essence of Dahl's story remains intact. Loyal fans of the book may object, however, to some of the sandwiching and/or altering of certain scenes---notably the climactic capture of the giants and the final moment. Children will be ideally attracted to THE BFG, although there are some (mildly) scary moments and at least one song that involves flatuence. All in all, while not a great animated feature, THE BFG is a decent adaptation and a fairly good family flick.
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