A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure. A live-action framing device establishes the dark yet fanciful mood one might expect from an adaptation of a Roald Dahl story, as young British lad James (Paul Terry) is orphaned by the ...
A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure. A live-action framing device establishes the dark yet fanciful mood one might expect from an adaptation of a Roald Dahl story, as young British lad James (Paul Terry) is orphaned by the death of his parents and forced to live with two cruel, repulsive aunts (played by noted British character actors Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley of British TV hit Absolutely Fabulous). The visit of a mysterious stranger provides a means of escape, however, through a magic bag of "crocodile tongues" that bring about the appearance of the giant peach. The curious James soon winds up inside the fruit, at which point his body changes, and the film switches to a combination of stop-motion and digital animation. The new James meets up with a group of talking, oversized insects, including a vampish spider (voiced by Susan Sarandon), a sarcastic centipede (voiced by Richard Dreyfuss), and a matronly ladybug (voiced by Jane Leeves). These creatures become his traveling companions when the peach rolls into the Atlantic Ocean, and James and his new friends must brave a variety of dangers to reach the shore. Director Henry Selick provides further proof of the visual skill he demonstrated in The Nightmare Before Christmas, creating a fascinating, often eerie alternate universe, while Randy Newman provides the upbeat musical accompaniment. Young children may be disturbed by the story's creepier overtones, but the mixture of remarkable visuals, oddball characters, and off-kilter fantasy will appeal to all other audiences. Judd Blaise, Rovi
Steven Culp, Simon Callow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Jane Leeves, Richard Dreyfuss,... 1996 Run time: 79. *FREE Tracking Number Provided* New-Factory sealed in shrink wrap. IN STOCK, ready to ship. Packaged with care.
Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Pete Postlethwaite, Miriam Margolyes, Paul Terry, Susan Sarandon. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 80 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.66: 1. Originally released: 1996. Collectors edition DISNEY Brand new factory sealed; Never Opened; Club edition Does NOT have BV stamp. Ships next day from Bristol, R.I. 02809
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