History Trivia / TheBFG

27th Aug '17 8:40:29 PM PaulA
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* InMemoriam: The animated film was dedicated to the memory of George Jackson, who was an animator that worked on the film, and to the memory of Ballard Berkeley, who provided the voice of the Head of the Army.
10th May '17 8:16:46 AM mimitchi33
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. This movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters. It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. This movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters. It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) and it being released just weeks after ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.
16th Feb '17 8:21:59 AM Mario1995
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation then-Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.
15th Jan '17 6:31:51 PM Hedging
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* DawsonCasting: Sophie's voice actress Amanda Root. She was twenty-six when she recorded the part.
23rd Dec '16 8:17:39 PM gjjones
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this This movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? theaters. It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.


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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In November 2015, Melissa Mathison died of cancer, making this film her last work as a screenwriter.
2nd Oct '16 10:04:48 AM nombretomado
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name DreamWorks could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name DreamWorks [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.
12th Sep '16 5:04:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActingForTwo: The actors playing the giants also portray the drunken men Sophie complains about at the start of the film.
29th Aug '16 1:32:56 PM jameygamer
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** Spielberg offered Gene Wilder a cameo, as he had played Willy Wonka in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. He declined.

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** Spielberg offered Gene Wilder Creator/GeneWilder a cameo, as he had played Willy Wonka in fellow Roald Dahl film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. He declined. Sadly, Wilder died weeks after ''The BFG's'' release.
29th Aug '16 1:30:25 PM jameygamer
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.
28th Aug '16 9:59:19 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.
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