[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.Read More
This adorable photo of a baby dressed up as Eleven holding Eggos just has us dying in the TMS Slack. Dying, I say.Read More
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).Read More
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").Read More
I think this trailer may have been enough to get my butt into a movie theater seat come July 1st.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
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Things We Saw Today
Things We Saw Today
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)Read More