U certificateJames and the Giant Peach is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a U certificate.

James and the Giant Peach is a 3 star programme

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James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Directed by
Henry Selick

Part live action, part animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book from Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. Orphan James lives with his tyrannical aunts. Through a magical series of events, a giant peach grows in their garden and when James takes a bite, it takes on a life of its own. He finds the peach is inhabited by colourful creatures including a spider, a centipede and a grasshopper. The motley crew set off on a sea voyage, via the frozen north, to find happiness in New York - but not before encountering fabulous creatures and having dangerous adventures.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 80 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK/USA

Filmed in Colour


Paul Terry...James
Image for Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon...Spider
Image for Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley...Aunt Spiker
Image for Simon CallowSimon Callow...Grasshopper
Image for Richard DreyfussRichard Dreyfuss...Centipede
Image for Jane LeevesJane Leeves...Ladybug
Image for Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes...The Glowworm/Aunt Sponge
Image for Pete PostlethwaitePete Postlethwaite...Old Man
Image for David ThewlisDavid Thewlis...Earthworm