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James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grasshopper (voice)
... Centipede (voice)
... Ladybug (voice)
... Aunt Spiker
... Aunt Sponge / Glowworm (voice)
... Old Man
... Spider (voice)
Paul Terry ... James
... Earthworm (voice)
J. Stephen Coyle ... Reporter #2
... James' Father
Cirocco Dunlap ... Girl with Telescope
Michael Girardin ... Reporter #1
Tony Haney ... Reporter #3
... Woman in Bathrobe (as Kathrine Howell)
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Storyline

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 Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated PG for some frightening images | See all certifications »

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12 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

James e o Pêssego Gigante  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,378, 26 July 1996

Gross USA:

$28,934,758
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1.66 : 1
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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 after Toy Story (1995) became a hit. Partridge eventually released demo versions of the four songs he composed for the film. See more »

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There is no way James's aunts could have driven across the ocean from England to New York. Cars can't float on water and one would not survive in a submerged car. Even so, it's impossible to drive at a comparable distance in the time it took for James and his insect friends to travel to New York. See more »

Quotes

[in the darkness]
Earthworm: [Centipede pinches him] Ow! What was that?
Centipede: Sorry, I thought you were the spider.
Grasshopper: [Miss Spider hits him] Ouch. What was *that*?
Miss Spider: Excuse, I thought you were the Centipede.
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Spider Wrangler - Steven Kutcher See more »

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Sail Away
Written and Performed by Noël Coward
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with EMI Special Markets UK
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Utterly delightful and a must-see!!
22 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

There is sooo much I like with this movie. It has imagination, a sense of wonder and characters you either love or hate. And the blend of live action and stop-motion animation is a delight. The songs incorporated in this story is not very memorable but sweet and fit their purpose. And you simply have to love to hate Margoyles and Lumley in their parts as the aunts from hell. They treat poor James so horribly that I thought that "Cinderella had it easy"! Compared to "nightmare before Christmas" I actually liked this movie better. It has more of a heart even if the story itself may be just a bit less interesting and inventive. There are so many good scenes but among the highlights is the arctic adventure and the New York sequence. But, mind you, the opening is very deceptive and might scare younger parts of the audience. Otherwise, a must-see!!!


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