Only one more day until we can see The BFG in theaters. Now, I’m not sure how many of you have read the book, but it’s filled with Gobblefunk. Gobblefunk is part of how The BFG talks. He’s not great with words and sometimes gets them mixed up in his head. Even though he knows what he’s saying, to us it sounds like a jumbled up mess. Hence the term Gobblefunk. Although there’s plenty of Gobblefunk in the movie, it’s pretty easy to understand once you get the hang of it – and I have The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary to share that will help you learn the language.
The BFG Official Trailer
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.
The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary
Just a quick lesson in the language of Gobblefunk. Gobblefunk consists of silly words that sound almost like the real words we use. When a regular word simply won’t do, that’s when the funny language of Gobblefunk comes to play. Since us human beans may not always understand what The BFG is jabbeling about, I have a glossary to help.
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The BFG – Trying to Catch a Phizzwizard
From Phizzwizards to scrumdiddlyumptious, The BFG Gobblefunk glossary has you covered on some of The BFG’s most commonly used words. This language is part of what makes The BFG so magical and special. I know I enjoyed the made up words as a kid and my son thinks they’re absolutely hilarious. So let’s all get to the movie theater hipswitch (that means straightaway for you non-Gobblefunk speakers) and check out The BFG in theaters this Friday, July 1, 2016.