April 17, 2011

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The BIG and Small Side of Films

Prepare for BIG laughs and BIG adventure!

Dives onto Blu-ray and DVD with Loads of Fun and Great Value for Moms on April 19, 2011
The BIG and Small Side of Films
A hilarious zero-to-hero story about a larger-than-life Average Joe, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS sails on to 2-disc DVD with Gulliver’s Fun Pack and 3 disc Triple Play with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 19, 2011.

To celebrate all that is HUGE and miniature take a read of our top list of films where Hollywood has gigantified the story!  From Honey I Blew up the Kid & The Iron Giant, down to the smaller spectrum of A Bugs Life and The Borrower’s.  

The Bigger Films
Big (1988)

At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naive Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague. But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. 

Honey I Blew Up The Kid (1992)

This time, wacky inventor Wayne Szalinski accidentally zaps his 2 1/2-year-old son with a particle beam, causing the child to grow whenever coming in contact with electricity. Soon topping 112 feet, the overgrown baby is attracted to the bright, shiny lights of Las Vegas, and nothing stands in his way! Now the chase is on

The BFG (1998)

The BFG is a 1989 animated film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants.

The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant follows the incredible adventures of young Hogarth Huges who late one night discovers and befriends an enormous robot who has fallen from the stars.  But, Hogarth now has a very big problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel eating giant a secret – especially when there’s a nosy government agent asking questions in town and the combined, sea and air power of the U.S military mobilizing to demolish the “alien invader?”

Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock) brings his irreverent humor to this adventure-comedy based on the classic tale. To impress the pretty newspaper travel editor Darcy (Amanda Peet, 2012), an underachieving mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Black) takes a writing assignment travelling to Bermuda. When a shipwreck lands him on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant — in size and ego! Gulliver’s tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS also stars Jason Segel (I Love You, Man), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Amanda Peet (Something’s Gotta Give) and Chris O’Dowd (Dinner for Schmucks).

The Smaller Films
FernGully (1992)

FernGully is a rain forest that is home to a race of fairies who have never seen humans and believe that they only exists in stories. That is, until the arrival of Batty, a wacky bat who tells the fairies that he has seen the humans. Curious when she sees smoke from Mount Warning, a fairy named Crysta travels beyond FernGully and discovers a group of humans is destroying the rain forest. Crysta discovers a human named Zak who is helping destroy the rain forest and accidentally shrinks him. After discovering the beauty of FernGully, Zak and Crysta learn that the fairies and FernGully itself are in mortal danger. The humans have freed Hexxus, an evil oil-like creature who a long time ago was turned into a tree when he tried to unleash chaos in FernGully. Hexxus has taken over "The Leveler" a logging machine, and he begins his evil scheme to destroy FernGully. Only Zak, Crysta, Batty, Pips and the Beetle Boys can defeat Hexxus and save FernGully from destruction

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest...

The Borrowers (1997)

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly shares a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

A Bugs Life (1998)

Every season, a colony of ants are expected to gather food for a protection racket of grasshoppers. One ant, Flik, is a promising inventor who isn't appreciated due to his inventions causing trouble. While trying out a mechanical harvester, he accidentally knocks the pile of food into a stream just before the grasshoppers arrive. The grasshopper leader, Hopper, gives the ants the rest of the season to gather more but orders double after Flik stands up to him in defense of the Queen's young daughter and his only supporter, Dot. As a result of his mistake, Flik is admonished by the colony's council. When Flik suggests that he try to recruit warrior bugs to fight the grasshoppers, Dot's older sister and the successor to the Queen, Princess Atta, allows him to do so, but only as a fool's errand to get rid of him.

Meet Dave (2008)

A massive fireball from space hits New York's Central Park and an ordinary man emerges unscathed. The man turns out to be a spaceship operated by 100 human-looking aliens who are one-quarter inch tall and seeking a way to save their planet; complications ensue when their captain falls in love with an Earth woman who's always picked losers for previous romances.

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