* HeyItsThatVoice: In the movie, the BFG is voiced by Creator/DavidJason, who continues his involvement with animators Creator/CosgroveHall after playing lead roles in ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' and ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.
** The maid, Mary [[Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin plays another kind of housekeeper involving herself with supernatural beings]]
** The Head of the Army is voiced by Ballard Berkeley, most recognisable as the Major in ''Series/FawltyTowers''. This was his last acting role before his death.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Dahl said the BFG's made-up words are collected from his wife's damaged vocabulary after a surgery, in fact they are left in for the parents to understand.
** A television is called a Bunkum Box, which come from the American political term Buncombe.

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