My GIANT trip to LA for Red Carpet Premiere of Disney’s The BFG #TheBFGEvent #FutureWormEvent

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The BFG

#TheBFGEventI am heading to LA in just over a week to walk the red carpet with some of the cast and crew from Disney’s newest release, “The BFG”! 13312877_10156920979285542_8691618412224378788_nBased upon the classic novel written by Roald Dahl, this movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and introduces us to the world of a friendly giant with an even bigger, friendlier heart.

Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers. The BFGRoald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”

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Walt Disney Studio Motion PicturesThe BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Future-Worm!

Also, while I am there, I will get a chance to see an ALL-New screen from a new show coming to Disney XD – Future-Worm!13411885_10102709574433003_5936234901616013332_oCreated and executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Ryan Quincy (“South Park”) and premieres later this summer. “Future-Worm!” is an offbeat comedy adventure that follows Danny (voice by Andy Milonakis), an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box and befriends Future Worm (voiced by James Adomian), a fearless worm from the future with titanium-enforced abs.

Future-Worm! will premier on Disney XD in August, 2016!

QUEEN OF KATWE

As if that wasn’t enough, we also get to take in a private screening of QUEEN OF KATWE starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.13422385_10108391683321174_6867747276901716020_o

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.

Here is the first sneak peek of Queen of Katwe for your viewing pleasure

Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016. Be sure to stay connected socially for all of the latest movie news and release info

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Comments

  1. Michelle Elizondo says

    I love all things Disney.

  2. Holly Thomas says

    I love these types of movies.

  3. Maryann D. says

    This movie and cast seem wonderful. Definitely a super family film to see.

  4. Michelle Elizondo says

    So exciting.

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says

    OMGosh! How exciting! I can’t wait to see BFG.

  6. I’ve been to L.A once. It was pretty nice. Have a good trip.

  7. Oh sounds fascinating. I know that this is a movie that my young nephews want to see.

  8. The BFG title reminds me far too much of my mother harshly saying BFD whenever I was distressed. Dumb, but my kids probably won’t be seeing that particular film because of it.

  9. Future worm event? Where do they get this stuff? It cracks me up.

  10. shelly peterson says

    The kids will really like this movie.

  11. Maryann D. says

    I am a big fan of Dahl’s books, especially “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  12. I love Disney movies! This is definitely one I want to buy when it comes out on DVD 🙂

  13. Have fun. My daughter has been to a few of these. She always enjoys herself.

  14. shelly peterson says

    What an exciting trip!

  15. Maryann D. says

    We are all looking forward to seeing this!

  16. I haven’t seen this. My kids are grown. Maybe the grand kids will see it/

  17. shelly peterson says

    Looks like a movie the kids would enjoy!

  18. I’ve never seen previews for this and my mom kept asking to go see this movie and I had no idea what she was talking about now I know it was this.. Looks like a cute movie.

  19. shelly peterson says

    what a great opportunity!

  20. What a freaky looking giant. I haven’t seen this.

  21. Maryann D. says

    This looks like a wonderful movie to see this summer. I know my daughter wants to see it!

  22. Sandra Morrell says

    My son read the BFG in school and loved it! My daughter and I are anxious to see Queen of Kawte.

  23. I think Im going to get this book so I can read it then watch the movie.

  24. donna porter says

    Great review. The kids are so excited about this movie.

  25. Of the three movies the one I would like to see most is the Queen of Kawte that one looks really good. I’m sure BFG is really a good one too.

  26. Sarah Kurtz says

    I am so excited for this movie… I think more than the kids are. Such a great story line.

  27. Cheryl Everitt says

    My granddaughters and I have a “date” to go see BFG. EXCITED!

  28. Lesley F says

    I think this is going to be a fun family movie and cannot wait to see it

  29. Maryann D. says

    I would love to see a Red Carpet Premiere, especially a Disney Movie. Sounds like so much fun!

  30. Emily Endrizzi says

    Sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to see this movie.

  31. I really want to see the BFG with my nieces. It looks like a good family movie.

  32. Jerry Marquardt says

    My miece will love this. I am so glad you shared this information with us, it will definitely help out.

  33. Deborah Wilson says

    I can’t wait to see this movie. Hope youe had a wonderful time.

  34. Christina A. says

    This movie looks so cute–I love Roald Dahl!! <3

  35. BILL HOFF says

    What a great hobby you have,getting to go to places only the rest of us can only dream about!

  36. How fun! This looks like it will be a very interesting movie!

  37. I’ve always wanted to go to a premiere, so lucky!

  38. Can’t wait to see this, I loved the story

  39. Dan Denman says

    I have seen the trailer several times. This looks good. I also want to read the book.

  40. shelly peterson says

    What a great Red Carpet Premiere to attend.

  41. Debbie Welchert says

    Sounds like a great time. I can’t wait to see this movie with my grandchildren.

  42. Terri Rodela says

    Hmm, interesting. I would take my nieces to watch this movie.

  43. Nikolina says

    I am so jealous right now… lol 😀

  44. Maryann D. says

    Steven Spielberg is a wonderful director. I do want to see this!

  45. I love movies like this…with all that’s going on in the world, I can always use an imagination getaway. (I’ve never been to a premiere, I bet it’s a blast.)

  46. shelly peterson says

    I would love to take my grandsons to see this.

  47. Steven Spielberg is just so amazingly talented. You must be so excited to be going to meet the cast 🙂

  48. Stacey A Smith says

    wow that sound so fun! hope you have a great trip.can’t wait to see the movie.

  49. Hannah C says

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

  50. Caryn Coates says

    Definitely looking forward to seeing this:)

  51. I hope this is still going on, as Disney cancelled a Finding Dory event due to all the issues going on in the world/United States. I do want to see this movie and would love to take my great niece and great nephew too 🙂

  52. Michelle Elizondo says

    I love this imagination usage. I love the art and the peacefulness. Disney is amazing.

  53. Hope you have a wonderful trip for this.

  54. Maryann D. says

    I do like Roald Dahl. I know my family and I would enjoy this movie. We are looking forward to it.

  55. I saw the preview and thought this looked like a really good movie.

  56. That looks like it was a blast

  57. Kimberly Flickinger says

    Looks like a really good movie, I bet you had a great time on the red carpet, I envy you:)

  58. Athena Emmanouilidis says

    I would love to take my little niece to see this.

  59. Deborah W. says

    We loved reading the book and now we can see the movie. The kids can’t wait!

  60. You are so very lucky. I love these books and the movies. They never get old.

  61. Lisa Williams says

    I wish I could have gone on this trip,so fun! I can’t wait to take my family to this movie I am a big Steven Spielberg fan and Disney movies and this looks like such a great movie and the visual effects look awesome!

  62. Valerie Lerma says

    Lookin forward to seeing it

  63. I noticed the “beans” also – I got a chuckle out of it!! 🙂
    In my opinion, anything that Mr.Spielberg has his creativity in, will be a winner! I have loved all of his masterpieces!!
    This really looks like a good movie with a lot of heart in it!

  64. Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye

  65. Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye

  66. Christina A. says

    I am looking forward to seeing this! Roald Dahl stories are great–so imaginative!

  67. Calshondra Williams says

    Movie looks really cute and I really look forward to seeing it. Thanks for sharing this review.

  68. Not my type of movie. I thought this was about toothpaste.

  69. You are lucky to go to L.A. Anything Stevens Spielberg does is entertaining and this movie won’t be any different.

  70. Michelle S says

    This movie looks simply enchanting! I can’t wait to see it.

  71. lucky you and then la si fullof star a ll the time you just got to watch for them have fun

  72. michele ziemann says

    thi movie should be so good it will make us not want to get up to go to the bathroom!!!! i can’t wait !!! this will make the summer great.

  73. rochelle haynes says

    Sounds like a nice movie

  74. Jennifer Rogers says

    I loved the original BFG that was made in 1982! I am so glad it is being remade for another generation to LOVE!

  75. Cindy S. says

    What an exciting opportunity! Looks like a fun movie. My kids want to see it for sure.

  76. R Montgomery says

    This movie is going to be HUGE!

  77. Sally Gearhart says

    I can’t wait to see this movie with my youngest son! He’s going to love it, sounds like a great family movie.

  78. What a great movie

  79. Sue Hull says

    I love Disney movies! Im entering another giveaway so Im not sure if I have to keep making comments here for each giveaway.(?)

  80. Sue Hull says

    I saw a commercial last night for BFG. I cant wait to see it.
    It looks so sweet. The giant looks so kind.

  81. The BFG sounds like a fabulous film. Read the book first and then see the movie!

  82. Doris Caban says

    I would love to see the movie.

  83. Katherine McPherson says

    I had not even heard of this movie until your article. What a great story and cast! And Steven Spielberg? I’m there!

  84. Kimberly Flickinger says

    I have never been to a red carpet premiere, looks like a lot of fun!

  85. Michelle S says

    My kids loved his books! Although they much older now, this might be a good rental when it comes out. Otherwise, they would tell me that they are “too big” to see it in the theater.

  86. shelly peterson says

    what a great movie to take the family to.

  87. michele soyer says

    Disney always putsa out a great movie.. the quality is top notch always….

  88. Kimberly Flickinger says

    This looks like a lot of fun, hope you had a good time!

  89. Birdiebee says

    As a former language arts teacher, Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors so this movie should be a good one. Have a great time on your trip.

  90. Birdiebee says

    As a former language arts teacher, one of my favorite authors was Roald Dahl. This sounds like a great movie. I hope you have an awesome trip,

  91. Christina A. says

    Comment again! I love Roald Dahl–I think he is one of the best authors for children. I look forward to seeing this!

  92. Nancy Burgess says

    What a fun trip I can’t wait to take my grandaughter she will love it.

  93. Michelle S says

    This movie looks so great! My kids are getting older and don’t always want to see Disney movies anymore but I still love them!

  94. shelly peterson says

    This looks really good, the kids would enjoy it.

  95. Angela Mason says

    Sounds like a fun trip….enjoy!! Have an awesome day everyone!!

  96. michele soyer says

    LA is such an awesome place maybe someday I shall go with the grandchildren and see apremiere also..

  97. Wow this sounds like a great trip,id love to do it.

  98. That is so cool

  99. I’m so excited to see this movie! I loved the book as a child!

  100. Looks like an interesting movie! Have fun!

  101. Anne Marie Carter says

    I love Roald Dahl,stories and I know that this movie will be wonderful. I can’t wait to take my grandson to this movie.

  102. Kimberly Flickinger says

    How awesome that you got to attend a red carpet experience:)

  103. Kimberly Flickinger says

    I bet you had a lot of fun on your trip, looks like a great movie.

  104. Sounds like a giant event.

  105. What a fun adventure. I grew up a huge Roald Dahl fan, so I am really looking forward to this movie!

  106. michele soyer says

    A red carpet experience must be awesome…I think I would be intimidated though.. Looks like a great film….

  107. shelly peterson says

    Looks like a good movie.

  108. clojo9372 says

    This looks like a movie my nieces and nephews would love to see! I love Spielberg and DIsney so I know the quality of the movie will be excellent! 🙂

  109. Shawna O says

    Oh how fun! You’re going to have a blast there on the Red Carpet! This movie looks fantastic and I’m really looking forward to seeing it! I think it’s going to be a big hit!

  110. Kimberly M. says

    This sounds like a movie for the whole family. I think in the long run this story will have some kind of moral or something to it so that we learn a lesson from it on kindness or acceptance or something.

  111. Christina A. says

    I need to see this! Roald Dahl was my FAVORITE childhood author!

  112. Laurie Nykaza says

    Great review love to see this movie with my family sounds like fun.

  113. I have never attended a red carpet event for anything but always wanted to. I’m glad we can read about it on your blog and be a part of it.

  114. Susan Smith says

    Sounds like a fun trip. My children want to see this movie.

  115. Yajaira HERNANDEZ says

    So wonderful!!

  116. Wanda McHenry says

    I bet this will be a huge red carpet event, you are so lucky to be going. The BFG looks like it will top the box offices. Directed by Steven Spielberg already has me excited to see this because all of his movies are great!

  117. This sounds like an amazing GIANT trip!

  118. Renee Rousseau says

    Awesome Adventure for You! The Big BFG is on the top of my must see list.

  119. Must have been so much fun going to LA, and I am sooo looking forward to seeing this!

  120. This looks so adorable I’m dying to see it,i love Roald Dahl and Disney !

  121. sheila ressel says

    Looks like a really cute movie!

  122. Christina Moore says

    I can not wait to see this

  123. shelly peterson says

    The kids would like this movie.

  124. michele soyer says

    Cannot wait to take the grandson to see this…

  125. Holly Thomas says

    I am looking forward to seeing this.

  126. (My GIANT trip to LA for Red Carpet Premiere of Disney’s The BFG #TheBFGEvent #FutureWormEvent) This movie sounds like it is going to be a great one to go and see with the whole family, cannot wait!

  127. abedabun dawn says

    I wanna see The BFG!!

  128. Bailey Dexter says

    Looks like a cute movie, thanks for the review!

  129. Anne Marie Carter says

    This movie looks amazing, and anything directed by Steven Spielberg is awesome!

  130. Kimberley Thomas says

    I can’t wait to see this! I am an old kid at heart and just love disney movies!

  131. Is the fact that human beings is spelled human beans, a typo or is it (as Steven Spielberg wrote): being loyal to the language?

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