James and the Giant Peach


1h 20m 1996

Brief Synopsis

James, an orphaned young British boy, is forced to live with his cruel aunts. He finds a way out of his bleak existence when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach. After rolling into the sea inside the buoyant fruit, James accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects sets sail for New York City.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Chris Boatwright; Lee Utterbach
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

James, a lonely orphan, is sent to live with his wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City--a place, his father once told him, where dreams come true. Then James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical glowing green things (crocodile tongues) and tells him that marvelous things will happen. Racing home, James accidentally spills the contents of the bag at the base of a barren old peach tree. To his astonishment, a peach instantly appears on the branch and grows and grows until it reaches 20 feet in diameter. Hungry and curious, James sneaks out that evening and takes a bite of the peach. When a glowing tunnel appears, the frightened boy ventures inside and meets Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm, Grasshopper and Miss Spider. Rolling out to sea, the giant peach launches its passengers on a series of wildly imaginative adventures with New York City as their final destination.

Crew

Tony Accurso

Driver

Amy Adamy

Other

Susan Alegria

Visual Effects

Janel Alexander

Effects Assistant

Janice Alexander

Hair Stylist

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects

Ted Alexandre

Other

Robert Anderson

Motion Control

Robert Anderson

Camera

Scott E Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mary Andrews

Adr Supervisor

Agamemnon Andrianos

Sound Mixer

Michael Arbios

Other

Joshua Arsenault

Production Assistant

Kelly Asbury

Storyboard Artist

William Aylsworth

Other

Bob Badami

Music Editor

Bill Ball

Effects Assistant

Leigh Barbier

Other

Damon Bard

Art Department

Thomas A Barone

Mechanical Special Effects

James Beaumonte

Grip

William Beck

Electrician

Dennis D Becker

Special Effects

Nikki Bell

Production Assistant

Elissa Bello

Visual Effects

Arnold Belnick

Soloist

Peter Belohlauer

Electrician

Michael Belzer

Animator

John Bermudes

Visual Effects

Paul Berry

Animation Supervisor

Paul Berry

Animator

J Chuck Biagio

Dolly Grip

Michael Bienstock

Assistant

Wayne Billheimer

Production Assistant

Beth Block

Visual Effects

Steve Bloom

Assistant Editor

Steven L. Bloom

Screenplay

Chris Boardman

Original Music

Chris Boatwright

Cable Operator

Bill Boes

Art Director

Robin Bonaccorsi

Stunt Man

Steve Boswell

Carpenter

Lydia Bottegoni

Production Supervisor

Phillip B Bowen

Assistant Camera Operator

Kris Boxell

Set Decorator

Mitchell Boyce

Other

Christopher Boyes

Sound

Karen Bradley

Makeup

Reason Bradley

Rigging Gaffer

Steven Bramson

Original Music

Shawn Brennan

Assistant

Jeff Brewer

Visual Effects

Jeanette Brill

Effects Coordinator

Ron Brinkmann

Technical Supervisor

James J Brosnahan

Choreographer

Phil Brotherton

Foreman

Erio S Brown

Rigging Gaffer

Suzy Brown

Art Department

Mark Buck

Other

Steven A Buckley

Animator

Billy Burger

Effects Assistant

D Sean Burns

Animator

Reid Burns

Visual Effects

Kent Burton

Animator

Tim Burton

Producer

Mike Cachuela

Storyboard Artist

Jessica Ritts Cadkin

Other

Aaron Campbell

Other

Daniel Campbell

Other

Kiki Candela

Art Department

Rick Canelli

Adr

Stuart Canin

Soloist

Cate Cannon

Other

Tina Canny

Other

Rocky Capella

Stunt Coordinator

Matt Carberry

Office Assistant

Jesse Carlisle

Other

Marsha Carrington

Visual Effects

Jo L Carson

Other

Louis Cetorelli

Animator

Louis Cetorelli

Lighting Director

Audrey Chang

Editor

Brian Chavanne

Casting

Merrick Cheney

Other

Jay R Chew

Electrician

Curt Chiarelli

Other

Sandy Clifford

Other

Webster Colcord

Animator

Robert Cook

Other

Robin Cooper

Other

Noah Cornell

Special Effects

Jeff Crawford

Other

Carolyn Crimley

Advisor

Kendal Cronkhite

Art Director

Lee Cruikshank

Other

Maureen Crutchfield

Accounting Assistant

Katya Culberg

Production Coordinator

Michael J Cumings

Other

Richard D'angelo

Electrician

Roald Dahl

Source Material (From Novel)

John Daniel

Assistant

Drew Davidson

Assistant

Lisa M. Davidson

Assistant Director

Denise Davis

Production Supervisor

Don Davis

Original Music

Don Davis

Song

Fon Davis

Foreman

Heather Davis

Visual Effects

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

John Decker

Effects Assistant

Lisa Dempsey

Stunt Man

Jeff Denes

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jason Dennis

Other

Christopher Desmond

Medic

Cathy Deutmeyer

Production

Lisa Devlin

Scenic Artist

Brian Dewe

Other

Ron Diggory

Grip

Catherine Dingman

Assistant

Judith E Disbrow

Makeup

Rob Doherty

Electrician

Richard Downing

Photography

Victoria Drake

Costumes

Chuck Duke

Animator

Jake Eberts

Executive Producer

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Allen Edwards

Animator

Curran G Engel

Production Assistant

Sean England

Visual Effects

Alexis Engle

Production Coordinator

Jeff Enos

Other

Shannon Erbe

Music

Donelle Estey

Other

Dominic Fidelibus

Music

Michael S Finley

Electrician

Robert Finley Iii

Gaffer

Mark Fiorenza

Other

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

Lisa A Fisher

Visual Effects

Geoff Foster

Other

Lisa Foster

Visual Effects

Suzanne Fox

Dialogue Editor

Paula Frankel

Script Supervisor

William K Freeman

Other

Steve Gawley

Other

John Gazdik

Assistant Camera Operator

Dennis Gehringer

Other

Sari Gennis

Animator

Tom G Gibbons

Animator

Ray Gilberti

Other

Aura Gilge

Assistant

Joseph F Gilland

Animator

Christopher Gilligan

Animator

Loren Gitthens

Construction

Diane Godfrey-weinkauf

Art Department

Ben Gold

Apprentice

Allen Gonzalez

Visual Effects

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Robert Grahamjones

Editor

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Rebecca Greeley

Production Coordinator

Mike Grivett

Other

J R Grubbs

Assistant Editor

Robin Gurland

Casting

Tim Guyer

Visual Effects

Mark Hager

Office Assistant

Andrew Haldeman

Effects Assistant

W Hamilton Hall

Assistant Editor

Jason Hanel

Production Assistant

David Hanks

Other

Rusty Hanson

Stunt Man

Michael D Hardwick

Assistant

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Craig Harris

Stage Manager

Lori Harrison

Production

Jane Hartwell

Animator

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunt Man

John Hattan

Driver

Nancy Hayes

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jennifer C Hayman

Production Assistant

Lee Henry

Construction

Gisela Hermeling

Other

Matthew Heron

Other

Arnaud Hervas

3-D Artist

Jerry Hey

Other

Andy Hill

Music Producer

Dick Hill

Visual Effects

Robert Hillman

Camera Operator

Loren Hillman-morgan

Other

Timothy Hittle

Animator

Randy Hoffman

Medic

Larry Hoki

Projectionist

Tim Holland

Sound Editor

Lawrence Hornbeck

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca House

Visual Effects

Jerold Howard

Animator

Peggy Hrastar

Other

Josephine Huang

Animator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Chris Boatwright; Lee Utterbach
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Award Nominations

Best Score (Musical or Comedy)

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 15, 1996

Completed shooting January 19, 1996.

Began shooting November 15, 1994.

Film is one third live-action and two thirds stop-motion animation.

Released in United States Spring April 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 15, 1996