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[VIDEO] Author Roald Dahl’s Daughter Lucy Talks Growing Up With Her Dad’s Stories and Disney’s The BFG

Disney's live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic, The BFG, dropped on Blu-ray yesterday. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by the late Melissa Mathison, the film is a fun, quirky, and big-hearted adventure with a brave female protagonist at its center. To celebrate the Blu-ray release, I had the chance to speak with Dahl's daughter, Lucy, which you can watch in the video after the jump.

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Things We Saw Today: Stranger Things’ Baby Eleven Loves Her Eggos

This adorable photo of a baby dressed up as Eleven holding Eggos just has us dying in the TMS Slack. Dying, I say.

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Things We Saw Today: Ian McKellen Reads Roald Dahl Letters Reminding Us to Be Dinketysnipsy

This video of Ian McKellan reading two letters Roald Dahl wrote to a young girl having trouble with settling into school reminds us all to be imaginative Dinketysnipsy girls (and not sliggylumpfructious Veruca Salts).

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New Trailer For Disney’s The BFG Proves That Even The Smallest Can Be Brave

Now that the film has officially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival we've been given a more in-depth look at the Big Friendly Giant himself (who is most certainly not a cannibal--or, as he says it, a "canniabal").

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Brand New Trailer for The BFG Packed With “Spielberg Faces” and Inspirational Music

I think this trailer may have been enough to get my butt into a movie theater seat come July 1st.

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Things We Saw Today: The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams Inspired Whitesboro to Rethink Their Village Seal

The official village seal of a small town in upstate NY made headlines this week, due in part to an ongoing investigation by Jessica Williams of The Daily Show.

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Roald Dahl Happy Meals: UK McDonalds to Team Up With Author’s Estate to Distribute Books

James and the Giant Happy Meal.

McDonalds is teaming up with the Roald Dahl estate to distribute some of the author's books in some 14 million Happy Meals.

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Letter From Roald Dahl Describes Daughter’s Measles Death, Pleads With Parents to Vaccinate Children

"It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised."

"There is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs [...] Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it."

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Penguin Goes All Toddlers & Tiaras For Their 50th Anniversary Cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

"Oh, it can't be that ba–Oh. Oh God. Wh—what is that? GET IT AWAY!"

So many things wrong with the new “Penguin Modern Classic” cover for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I can't. I am unable to can.

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OMG, Steven Spielberg Is Directing Roald Dahl’s The BFG For DreamWorks

hold on to your butts

Kid's books with movie versions currently in development: The BFGAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The Giver. R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Paddington. And many, many more. And yet still no movie for Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch, about the man who painted this. (Yes, it's a real book.) I don't understand you, Hollywood.

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Superhero Movie News Overload? Lets Talk About an Adorable Roald Dahl Adaptation

Awwwwww

Not only is it an adaptation of an adorable Roald Dahl short story, it's also just acquired two adorable lead actors, Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

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Things We Saw Today: This Doctor Who Cake Looks Dalek-Table

Things We Saw Today

Inquiring minds want to know: Did Mike's Amazing Cakes just clean one of the egg beater whisks they used to make this awesome Dalek cake and then use it for decoration? (via That's Nerdalicious)

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Things We Saw Today: That Elizabeth Sladen Died

Things We Saw Today

The BBC is reporting that Elisabeth Sladen, who became most famous for her role as Sarah Jane Smith, companion of the fourth and fifth Doctors of Doctor Who, died today at the age of sixty-three. She had been battling cancer for some time.

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Roald Dahl’s Writing to Appear on Cereal Boxes

Of Course!

First, the good news: Kids still read non-electronic devices at the breakfast table! More good news: some of them will get to read things by Roald Dahl at the breakfast table! Puffin, who publishes Dahl's work, has worked out a deal with the author's estate and the UK supermarket chain Asda to print excerpts of stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, and The Twits, among others.

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Way Out: The Roald Dahl Suspense Series [Video]

this exists

Back in the 1950s, CBS wanted to fill one of its half-hour time slots with something they could show alongside The Twilight Zone. So they created Way Out, which interpreted Roald Dahl's more adult, twisted stories (even though he was known for his more light-hearted, kid-friendly work) into a television series similar to its successful companion piece. It only ran for 14 episodes, but five of them are available online at Archive.org. This episode, entitled "William and Mary," shows a bitter, verbally abusive husband on his deathbed and the neurologist who wants to keep his brain alive after death. It's a really twisted story, and it certainly makes you want to read Dahl's work, but I'd be lying if I said this wouldn't be amazing if given the MST3K treatment. Especially the part when the good doctor says he's "been wanting to have a go at a man." Oh, yes. The full 26-minute episode is embedded above. (Metafilter via Boing Boing)

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