James and the giant peach

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A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure. A live-action framing device establishes the dark yet fanciful mood one might expect from an adaptation of a Roald Dahl story, as young British lad James (Paul Terry) is orphaned by the death of his parents and forced to live with two cruel, repulsive aunts (played by noted British character actors Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley of British TV hit Absolutely Fabulous). The visit of a mysterious stranger provides a means of escape, however, through a magic bag of "crocodile tongues" that bring about the appearance of the giant peach. The curious James soon winds up inside the fruit, at which point his body changes, and the film switches to a combination of stop-motion and digital animation. The new James meets up with a group of talking, oversized insects, including a vampish spider (voiced by Susan Sarandon), a sarcastic centipede (voiced by Richard Dreyfuss), and a matronly ladybug (voiced by Jane Leeves). These creatures become his traveling companions when the peach rolls into the Atlantic Ocean, and James and his new friends must brave a variety of dangers to reach the shore. Director Henry Selick provides further proof of the visual skill he demonstrated in The Nightmare Before Christmas, creating a fascinating, often eerie alternate universe, while Randy Newman provides the upbeat musical accompaniment. Young children may be disturbed by the story's creepier overtones, but the mixture of remarkable visuals, oddball characters, and off-kilter fantasy will appeal to all other audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 0c6f991d-d1a0-2f49-97e3-48022225e2b9
Full title james and the giant peach
Author walt disney pictures
Grouping Category movie
Last Update 2018-05-26 13:53:35PM
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auth_author2 Blum, Steve, 1965-, Burton, Tim, 1958-, Callow, Simon, 1949-, Dahl, Roald., Di Novi, Denise,, Dreyfuss, Richard,, Kirkpatrick, Karey,, Leeves, Jane,, Postlethwaite, Pete,, Roberts, Jonathan, 1956-, Sarandon, Susan, 1946-, Selick, Henry,, Selick, Henry.
author2-role Allied Filmmakers (Firm), Blum, Steve,1965-screenwriter., Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm), Burton, Tim,1958-producer., Callow, Simon,1949-actor., Dahl, Roald., Dahl, Roald.James and the giant peach., Di Novi, Denise,producer., Dreyfuss, Richard,actor., Kirkpatrick, Karey,screenwriter., Leeves, Jane,actor., Postlethwaite, Pete,actor., Roberts, Jonathan,1956-screenwriter., Sarandon, Susan,1946-actor., Selick, Henry,director., Selick, Henry., Walt Disney Home Video (Firm), Walt Disney Pictures.
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display_description After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.
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subject_facet Action and adventure films, Animated films, Boys, Boys -- Drama, Boys -- Juvenile drama, Boys -- Juvenile films, Children's films, Drama, Fantasy films, Feature films, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, French language track, Imagination -- Drama, Imagination in children, Imagination in children -- Juvenile drama, Juvenile works, Live-action/animation films, Magia -- Teatro juvenil, Magic, Magic -- Drama, Magic -- Juvenile drama, Magic -- Juvenile films, Melocoto?n -- Teatro juvenil, Motion pictures, Muchachos -- Teatro juvenil, Peach, Peach -- Drama, Peach -- Juvenile films, Puppet films, Spanish language track, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Videos (DVD.)
title_display James and the giant peach
title_full James and the giant peach / Walt Disney Pictures ; directed by Henry Selick, James and the giant peach [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures ; directed by Henry Selick, James and the giant peach [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents ; in association with Allied Filmmakers ; screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Roberts & Steve Bloom ; produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton ; directed by Henry Selick
title_short James and the giant peach
topic_facet Boys, French language track, Imagination, Imagination in children, Magia, Magic, Melocoto?n, Muchachos, Peach, Spanish language track
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