James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

(1996)

Adventures this big don't grow on trees.

After 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, stop-frame animator Henry Selick and producer Tim Burton adapt Roald Dahl's macabre kids book about young orphan James who enters a gigantic, magical peach. Inside, he embarks on a surreal, musical adventure with six garden bugs.

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  • It will, I think, entertain kids for whom stop-motion animation is the last thing they're thinking about. Full Review

  • The vocal cast are great fun, and the animation is smooth and vibrant. Except for a few treacly songs, this is great entertainment for all. Full Review

  • A technological marvel, arch and innovative with a daringly offbeat visual conception. But it's also a strenuously artful film. Full Review

  • Despite a lightness of plot, it most beautifully captures the book's free-floating, fantastic sense of adventure and wonder. Full Review

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