Disclaimer: I received a chance to screen Disney’s “THE BFG”. All opinions are my own.
On Friday, July 1st, Disney’s “THE BFG” opened in theatres. This year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s’ birth. Roald Dahl is the author of the original beloved book “THE BFG”. Today, I am sharing my Frobscottle recipe and THE BFG movie review for your next family movie night idea.
We’ve been reading a copy of the book that I received at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration to our kids every evening. Complete with “giant voices”, of course. They simply love this story for all of the funny words and adventure. If you enjoyed the book yourself, you will thoroughly enjoy the movie.
Walt Disney and Director Steven Spielberg have brought the book and imagination to life. While there are a few differences to encourage the visual aspect for the audience, it follows incredibly close to the actual writings of Dahl. For those who have not read the book, this movie still is a feast for the eye.
Want to get right to the movie? It is now available on Blue-ray and DVD. You can easily add it to your movie night library by clicking the product below.
The basic story-line is of Sophie (an orphaned girl) and “The Big Friendly Giant”, or “THE BGF” for short. Sophie is snatched away one evening by “THE BFG” and brought to “Giant Country”. Here she learns all of the wonderful and terrible things that go one there. The other giants love the taste of humans, but thankfully “THE BFG” prefers things like Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Working together, Sophie and “THE BFG” learn important lessons in accepting people for who they are, and how to rid of the horrible giants once and for all.
The story is imaginative and playful. You leave with a “feel good” attitude. I had the chance to see the film in “Real 3D”. If you can, I highly recommend seeing it in this format. I’m still amazed how far “3D” has come after viewing Alice Through the Look Glass. The depth is phenomenal. A beautifully put together story of whimsy.
More Family Movie Night Fun
Now, if you want something fun after seeing the film, I’m sharing with you my Frobscottle Recipe. Although I promise, Whizzpoppers more than likely won’t follow. This is a fun way to enjoy a piece of the film at home.
This Frobscottle Recipe is simple to create and has a flavor similar to a creamy “Mountain Dew”. Or so my husband said. Our kids loved the sound it made with the “Pop Rocks”. As we created the recipe, we noticed the bubbles almost did go down instead of up. Something you learn more about in the story.
The carafe we used for our Frobscottle is very similar to the visual of the BFG’s we get from the book and the movie. You can find the one we used in the product link below. It makes for the perfect display of whizzpopping bubbles.
Enjoy this Frobscottle Recipe at home, at themed parties and family movie night movie ideas. I am sure “THE BFG” will be a classic movies family movie night favorite.
- In a large glass water carafe, empty one package of Pop Rocks into the bottom.
- Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
- Fill the carafe about halfway with Ginger Ale carefully. It will fizz to the top.
- Drop in about 1-2 drops of green food coloring and stir carefully with a knife.
- Chill for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator and enjoy!