James' happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York. Written by
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James draws a picture with his crayons, starting with a boy with wings. In the second shot of the picture, the boy with wings is different i.e. it's a completely different drawing. See more »
[James has discovered he has changed]
It's like he said: Marvelous things will happen.
Did he say, "Marvelous pigs in satin"?
No, dear lady.
[He takes out a megaphone and speaks through it]
Marvelous things will happen.
Poor Glowworm, she's a little deaf.
I, on the other hand, have exquisite hearing.
Oh, yeah? Well, listen to this...
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After the credits, there is some footage of a carnival game based on the story being played. See more »
I was surprised that people thought this film was average, or so-so. I found it to me a movie that was so much fun to watch.
Starts out live-action, than it seagues into stop-motion animation. Some of the scenes are very memorable (the pirate attack) and the voices are delightful. Not as good as Nightmare Before Christmas, but every bit as imaginative.
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