James and the Giant Peach Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for James and the Giant Peach the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Terrific combo of live action and stop-motion animation highlights this adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1961 children's book. Orphaned James is sent to live with his wicked aunts. When magic "crocodile tongues," given to James by a hobo, spill at the base of a peach tree, one fruit grows to such a tremendous size that James crawls inside, meets six insect friends, and goes on numerous adventures, all the while trying to face his fears. Dahl's books are creepy and since the people who brought you "Nightmare Before Christmas" are also doing "James," expect the visuals to be astonishing but too scary for the little ones.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 80 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Live Action/Animation Combos, Fantasy, Adoption & Orphans, Childhood Visions, Books to Film: Roald Dahl, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Spiders
Cinematography
Pete Kozachik, Hiro Narita
Director
Henry Selick
Music
Randy Newman
Other
Paul Terry, Pete Postlethwaite, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Simon Callow, Jane Leeves
Producer
Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, Jake Eberts, Walt Disney Pictures, Allied Film Makers, Buena Vista

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