Talk about big friendly giants -- "The BFG" combines the talents of author Roald Dahl, director Steven Spielberg, and legend Walt Disney. Disney just released the first teaser trailer for the family film, which comes out in July 2016, and it's less of a traditional trailer than an opening scene to set the stage for the magical story.

Disney's "The BFG," based on the classic by Roald Dahl, follows a precocious 10-year-old London girl named Sophie and the 24-foot-tall giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Here's the dark and whispery first trailer:

Disney's The BFG - Trailer No. 1
That's how the story begins, but what happens after that?

As Disney described in its synopsis, the BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. 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. 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. 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," which was adapted for the screen by the late "E.T." scribe Melissa Mathison, is currently scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release.

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