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1,463 Ratings

James and the Giant Peach

Directed by Henry Selick
United States, United Kingdom, 1996
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure


An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.

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James and the Giant Peach Directed by Henry Selick

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Original Score

Critics reviews

Selick’s use of stop-motion animation (following a rather drawn-out live-action first act) to adapt this story was a stroke of genius, then—you feel like you can reach out and touch the fuzzy-skinned fruit, the spider’s silken web, the billowing clouds that surround the peach when it’s carried aloft by birds. However, there’s also a stuttering rapidity to stop-motion, a sense that everything is moving too fast, which occasionally stifles the storytelling by rushing it forward
May 20, 2013
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