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James and the Giant Peach
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
James and the Giant Peach Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: On Video Saw at/with: With Kim and kids
Rating: PG Year: 1995 Category: Children Fantasy
Director: Henry Selick Time: 79 min. Writer: Roald Dah. & Karey Kirkpatrick

Reviews
Mine: Visually striking movie. Great story. I really wish that I saw this on the big screen. Great stuff for kids and adults.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Wondrous adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy about a beleaguered boy, tended by two harridan aunts, who discovers a magic pathway inside a giant peach. Together with a grasshopper, a spider, a centipede, a worm, a glowworm, and a ladybug, he sets sail for the city of his dreams--N. Y. Starts in live action, then segues to cutting-edge stop-motion animation to bring Dahl's (typically) bizarre but delightful story to life. Gets better and better as it goes along, with impeccable voice characterizations and charming songs by Randy Newman. A rare movie that creates a world all its own, and an even rarer children's film that has real wit and imagination.
User Reviews:
Leigh's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Good movie, good movie. I even love the songs, although the acting, visuals and over all feel are overwhelming.
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Cast
Simon Callow as:
Grasshopper
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss as:
Centipede
Jane Leeves as:
Ladybug
Pete Postlethwaite Pete Postlethwaite as:
Old Man
Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon as:
Spider
Paul Terry as:
James
David Thewlis David Thewlis as:
Earthworm
Steven Culp as:
James' Father
Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes as:
Aunt Sponge/Glowworm