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Encyclopedia > James and the Giant Peach (film)
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach film poster
Directed by Henry Selick
Produced by Tim Burton
Denise Di Novi
Written by Steven Bloom
Karey Kirkpatrick
Jonathan Roberts (screenplay)
Roald Dahl (book)
Narrated by Pete Postlethwaite
Starring Paul Terry
Simon Callow
Richard Dreyfuss
Susan Sarandon
Jane Leeves
Miriam Margolyes
David Thewlis
Joanna Lumley
Music by Randy Newman
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) 1996 April 12 - country past of USSR ( Flag of Russia Russia, Flag of Ukraine Ukraine)
Running time 84 min.
Country Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $38,000,000 USD (estimated)
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James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name. It was produced by Tim Burton, who also produced The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie is a combination of live action and stop-motion. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Henry Selick (November 30 1952 - ), is an American stop motion animation director who directed both The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Denise Di Novi is an American film producer. ... Karey Kirkpatrick is a screenwriter. ... Jonathan Roberts (fl. ... Roald Dahl (IPA: ) (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a Welsh novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... Peter William Postlethwaite OBE (born February 7, 1945)[1] is an English actor. ... Paul Terry, (b. ... Simon Philip Hugh Callow, CBE (born June 15, 1949 in London, England) is a highly-regarded British actor of stage, film and television, and a biographer of Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961) is an English actress best known for her work as Daphne Moon on Frasier. ... Miriam Margolyes OBE (born May 18, 1941) is a British character actress. ... David Thewlis (born March 20, 1963 as David Wheeler) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a fictitious business name of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. ... Henry Selick (November 30 1952 - ), is an American stop motion animation director who directed both The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach. ... Roald Dahl (IPA: ) (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a Welsh novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... James and the Giant Peach is a childrens book by Roald Dahl, originally illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, first published in the USA in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... The Nightmare Before Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other uses, see Combination (disambiguation). ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... A stop motion animation of a moving coin. ...

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Plot

A magical, musical fairy tale concerning a little boy, James Henry Trotter, who finds himself living with his two aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after the death of his parents. Life with his aunts is hard and he dreams of a better place, specifically New York City, a "dream like" place his parents had talked about. His dream comes true when a stranger appears with a bagful of magic which among others things, changes insects (a Grasshopper, Centipede, Lady Bug, Spider, Earthworm, Silk Worm, and Glow Worm) into real life characters and causes an ordinary peach to grow to immense proportions. It's upon this peach that James and his new insect friends travel and make their way toward his "dream land." A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


Cast

Simon Philip Hugh Callow, CBE (born June 15, 1949 in London, England) is a highly-regarded British actor of stage, film and television, and a biographer of Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961) is an English actress best known for her work as Daphne Moon on Frasier. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... David Thewlis (born March 20, 1963 as David Wheeler) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ... Miriam Margolyes OBE (born May 18, 1941) is a British character actress. ... Paul Terry, (b. ... Peter William Postlethwaite OBE (born February 7, 1945)[1] is an English actor. ... Mike Starr (born 1966), is an American musician, and was Alice in Chainss original bassist. ...

Awards

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score (by Randy Newman). For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ...


Trivia

  • The film begins with normal live-action, but becomes stop-motion animation after James enters the peach, and then live-action when James enters New York (although the mutated insect characters remained in stop-motion).
  • In the pirate ship scene, the Centipede exclaims, "A Skellington!" upon spotting a skeleton that looks like Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) with a beard and pirate gear. Upon finding a compass moments later, he exclaims, "Jackpot!" Another of the skeletons has the bill, sailor's cap, sailor's jacket and voice of Donald Duck. There also is a regular looking Pirate, a Viking and an Inuit.
  • Andy Partridge of the British pop group, XTC, was originally tapped to write the songs for this film. When Partridge backed out over the compensation he was offered, the producers called on Randy Newman instead. Partridge eventually released demo versions of the four songs he composed for the film.
  • When Cartoon Network airs this, they censor the part where Grasshopper says "You sir, are an ass!" and replace "ass" with "pedant".
  • At the end of the film before the making of the movie, there is a short called "Bash the Aunts" . This is a coin operated game featuring James's aunts.

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James and the Giant Peach DVD Review (928 words)
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DVD Review: James and the Giant Peach (674 words)
"James and the Giant Peach" is the second film from the creative team of Tim Burton and director Henry Selick.
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James always has dreamed of going to New York and he gets the chance when a giant peach magically grows outside the house.
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