The BFG is coming!
2 Weeks until the new BFG film comes out!
To say I am a tad excited is a bit of an understatement. The trailer looks spectacular! I hope Spielberg does Roald Dahl's magical story justice.
The Big Friendly Giant was published in 1982 when Roald Dahl was 66. And you will be familiar with the dream catching giant and the little orphan Sophie...but did you know that the BFG actually first appeared years earlier, in 1975, in Danny Champion of the World? I didn't know that either!
This is also the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth. And to mark the occasion, a special limited edition collector's print has been released featuring all of Roald Dahl's Characters. It is a small run of 595 featuring a hand embossed foil Roald Dahl 100 logo:[caption id="attachment_371" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl 100th Anniversary Print[/caption]
The quote is from The Minpins and reads "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
What a gorgeous quote.
We also have a range of Roald Dahl / Quentin Blake Official Collector's Edition Prints from the original BFG book illustrations:[caption id="attachment_374" align="aligncenter" width="519"] Quentin Blake - BFG - Could You Make Me Dream It?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_375" align="aligncenter" width="519"] Quentin Blake - The BFG He Poured The Precious Dream[/caption] [caption id="attachment_377" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quentin Blake - The BFG Gave Her a Long Hard Stare[/caption] [caption id="attachment_378" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Quentin Blake - BFG Whoppsy Big Secrets[/caption]
To see our full range of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake collaborative prints including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine and Danny Champion of the World, click here.
The film comes out on Friday 22nd July! Mark your diary!