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James and the Giant Peach
(1996)

Country: UK, USA

Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

IMDb

Synopsis

The parents of young English boy James Henry Trotter (Paul Terry) are planning to take him to New York to see the Empire State Building, but are killed by an angry rhinoceros, so James goes to live with his two wicked aunts (Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley), who force him to work all day. A mysterious man gives James a bag of magic crocodile tongues, which transforms a peach on a withered old tree to enormous proportions. Crawling inside it, James encounters various anthropomorphic creatures, and together they set off in the giant peach for New York City.

Notes

  • Based on the 1961 children's novel of the same name by British novelist Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
  • This film combines live action with stop-motion animation.
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Cast

  • Paul Terry
    (James Henry Trotter)
  • Miriam Margolyes
    (Aunt Sponge)
  • Joanna Lumley
    (Aunt Spiker)
  • Pete Postlethwaite
    (Narrator/the Magic Man)
  • Steven Culp
    (James' Father)
  • Susan Turner-Cray
    (James' Mother)
  • Mike Starr
    (Beat Cop)
  • Mario Yedidia
    (Street Kid)

BoyActors Reviews

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You know, there are very few cinematic pleasures to compare with watching Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley playing a pair of wicked aunts. Having said that, the animated sequence, for me, though technically impressive, was perhaps not as engaging as the segments with actual human actors. Paul Terry was great, and sung "My Name Is James" very beautifully.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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Would have given it a higher rating if more live action and less animation, but in spite of this Paul Terry did a great job.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 5 / 10
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