James and the Giant Peach (1996)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 19 mins

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Featuring stop-motion animation and live action, this inventive adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale follows the adventures of James (Paul Terry), an orphaned young British boy. Forced to live with his cruel aunts (Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes), James finds a way out of his bleak existence when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach. After rolling into the sea inside the buoyant fruit, James, accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, sets sail for New York City.

Cast: Jane Leeves, Joanna Lumley, Richard Dreyfuss, Simon Callow

Crew: Henry Selick (Director), Hiro Narita (Director of Photography), Pete Kozachik (Director of Photography), Randy Newman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family

Release Dates: 12 Apr 1996 (India)

Tagline: If you really don't go to the movies, you won't see...

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as Ladybug
as Aunt Spiker
as Centipede
as Grasshopper
as Cabby
as Newsboy
as Girl with Telescope
as Earthworm
as Innocent Girl
as Reporter #2
as Hard Hat Man
as Woman in Bathrobe
as Street Kid
as Reporter #1
as Beat Cop
as Aunt Sponge / Glowworm
as James
as Old Man
as James' Father
as Spider
as James' Mother
as Reporter #3


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Executive Producer
Production Manager
Unit Production Manager
Associate Production Manager



Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Key Grip
Camera Operator


Music Director


Sound Mixer
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Editor


Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator
Set Dresser
Storyboard Artist


Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist
Assistant Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
If you really don't go to the movies, you won't see...
Marvellous things will happen!
Climb aboard for the adventure of your life!
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This film is based on Roald Dahl's 1961 novel of the same name.

The head of the puppet used for the captain in the icy water, is the same head that was used for Jack in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

The film takes place in 1949, as seen in the newspapers at the end.