BIG News! I’m Headed Back to Los Angeles For #TheBFGEvent (Follow along 6/20 – 6/22)

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Disclosure: I received an all expense paid press trip in exchange for my honest coverage of Disney’s The BFG, Disney XD’s Future-Worm, and related events.


Nearly three weeks ago, I received the email asking me to attend the red carpet premiere of Disney’s The BFG.  It took me a little bit to process and get things in order, because life! But not too long after, I replied back with my confirmation I’d be able to attend!

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This is the fourth “I’m going/headed back” to California I’ve had the complete thrill of sharing with you. As with every post, each word I type, each sentence I form is filled with genuine excitement and appreciation for the hard work that the special folks over at Disney put into these trips.  For me, there’s always the natural feeling of hope of being invited to such fantastic events, but it never takes away the amazement or gratefulness when I do receive an invitation.

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Thus far, we’ve received word on who we (myself and 24 other fantastic bloggers) will be interviewing.

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Are you dying to know who? 

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We will be interviewing Penelope Wilton (“The Queen”), Jemaine Clement (“Fleshlumpeater”), Ruby Barnhill (“Sophie”), recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance (“The BFG”), Rebecca Hall (“Mary”) and, Director Steven Spielberg.

I. Know. Big…Huge…Gigantic NEWS!

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 The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.


In addition to walking the red carpet, interviewing cast and crew, we will also attend a special screening of the upcoming animated series “Future-Worm!,” which is created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Ryan Quincy (“South Park”) and premieres later this summer.  After the screening, we will meet with Ryan for an exclusive Q&A session.

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“Future-Worm!” is an offbeat comedy adventure that follows Danny, an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box and befriends Future Worm, a fearless worm from the future with titanium-enforced abs.

 


As if that weren’t enough to rock your socks off, we’re also attending a screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe.  David Oyelowo and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o star in this September 2016 release.

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Stay tuned for more details along the way.  Follow along on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts! Plus, you can also keep your eyes peeled for any posts with #TheBFGEvent and/or #FutureWormEvent  on June 20-22, but definitely not limited to those dates!

 

Disney’s The BFG stomps its way into theaters July 1, 2016

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Additional hashtags you can follow along with include, but are not limited to, #QueenOfKatwe, #HardRockCafe, #ElCapitan, #SheratonUniversal, #TheBFG.
Don’t forget the main ones…
#TheBFGEvent and #FutureWormEvent

 

You do NOT want to miss a single thing!

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