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James and the giant peach

Author: Henry SelickKarey KirkpatrickJonathan RobertsSteven L BloomDenise Di NoviAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Pictures : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : Juvenile audience : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Do you recall how the world looked to you as a child? Everything was huge. Buildings, furniture, and grown-ups -- they all dwarfed you, some of them so large as to seem monstrous. If a thing delighted you, it was a wonder; if it frightened you, it was a terror-this spirit animates this animated version of Roald Dahl's story "James and the Giant Peach." James' parents have died, and now he toils for his cruel aunts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Animated films
Children's films
Drama
Fantasy films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Selick; Karey Kirkpatrick; Jonathan Roberts; Steven L Bloom; Denise Di Novi; Tim Burton; Miriam Margolyes; Joanna Lumley; Pete Postlethwaite; Paul Terry; Simon Callow; Richard Dreyfuss; Jane Leeves; Susan Sarandon; David Thewlis; Roald Dahl; Walt Disney Pictures.; Allied Filmmakers (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788822365 9780788822360
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 67292569
Notes: Based upon the book by Roald Dahl.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1996.
Special features include: Production featurette (5 min.); "Good News" music video [featurette] (3 min.); Still frame gallery [slide shows]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" trailer (2 min.); Sneak peeks (2 min.).
Credits: Directors of photography, Pete Kozachik, Hiro Narita ; editor, Stan Webb ; music by Randy Newman, original songs by Randy Newman ; animation supervisor, Paul Berry ; conceptual designer, Lane Smith ; production designer, Harley Jessup.
Performer(s): Miriam Margolyes (Aunt Sponge/Glowworm), Joanna Lumley (Aunt Spiker), Pete Postlethwaite (Old man), Paul Terry (James), Simon Callow (Grasshopper), Richard Dreyfuss (Centipede), Jane Leeves (Ladybug), Susan Sarandon (Spider), David Thewlis (Earthworm).
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some frightening images; Canadian Home Video Rating: G, frightening images.
Description: 1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 DTS, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 1.66:1.
Contents: Opening credits/A change in circumstances --
No dreaming allowed --
"My name is James" --
Most mysterious man --
Miraculous growth --
Little leftover magic --
"That's the life" --
Peach on the move --
Shark attack! --
"Eating the peach" --
Friends and enemies --
Navigational error --
Haunted shipwreck --
Music of the soul --
"Family" --
Rhinoceros --
New York City --
Legal guardians --
Reunion --
Happily-ever-afters/End credits.
Other Titles: James and the giant peach (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Walt Disney Pictures presents ; in association with Allied Filmmakers ; a Denise Di Novi production ; a Henry Selick film ; screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Roberts & Steve Bloom ; produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton ; directed by Henry Selick.

Abstract:

Do you recall how the world looked to you as a child? Everything was huge. Buildings, furniture, and grown-ups -- they all dwarfed you, some of them so large as to seem monstrous. If a thing delighted you, it was a wonder; if it frightened you, it was a terror-this spirit animates this animated version of Roald Dahl's story "James and the Giant Peach." James' parents have died, and now he toils for his cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, an old man arrives and gives him bag of glowing green 'crocodile tongues.' James accidentally drops these, whereupon they cause a tree to sprout a giant-size peach. Soon enough, James finds himself magically inside the Peach, where insects have taken up residence. One day the Peach rolls away with James inside, and the adventure begins.
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