The Witches


1h 32m 1990

Brief Synopsis

A little boy and his kindly grandmother thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.

Film Details

Also Known As
Witches, heksen, sorcières
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom; Bergen, Norway; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

A little boy and his kindly grandmother thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.

Crew

John Addision

Carpenter

Phil Allchin

Driver

Marit Allen

Costume Designer

Philip Alton

Sound Effects Editor

Anthony Asbury

Puppeteer

Kenny Atherfold

Grip

Donald Austen

Puppeteer

Brian Bailey

Production Accountant

Chris Barton

Mechanical Special Effects

John Bastin

Carpenter

L G Beaver

Other

Susie Beavis

Other

Chrissie Beveridge

Makeup

Nigel Booth

Makeup

Nigel Booth

Special Makeup Effects

Paul Boyle

Other

David Bubb

Carpenter

Ron Butcher

Sound

Tricia Cameron

Hair

Len Cave

Accountant

Mark Challenor

Production Assistant

Abdul Chowdry

Other

Clyde Clarke

Other

Derek Creedon

Props

Roald Dahl

Book As Source Material

Sarah Dean

Accounting Assistant

Frank Delany

Production

Robert Devine

Assistant

Chris Dibble

Music

Norman Dorme

Art Director

Peter Dorme

Production Assistant

Michael Evans

Other

Steve Foster

Gaffer

Pauline Fowler

Other

Celestia Fox

Casting

Rodney Glenn

Sound Editor

Jane Gootnick

Puppets Construction

David Greenaway

Puppeteer

Verner Gresty

Mechanical Special Effects

Leslie Hall

Carpenter

Harvey Harrison

Director Of Photography

Sally Harrison

Makeup Assistant

Gordon Hayman

Camera Operator

Ray Heffer

Other

Brian Henson

Puppeteer

Jim Henson

Executive Producer

Ron Herbert

Carpenter

Derek Holding

Sound Editor

Mary Holdsworth

Script Supervisor

Arthur Holland

Carpenter

David Barrington Holt

Mechanical Special Effects

Frank Hood

Carpenter

John Howitt

Other

Gerry Humphreys

Sound

Roy Hyatt

Driver

Robert Jackson

Carpenter

Bryce Johnstone

Carpenter

David Jones

Production

Liz Kerry

Location Manager

Reginald Keywood

Carpenter

George King

Production

John King

Art Director

Geoffrey Kingsley

Construction Manager

Philip Kohler

Location Manager

Ingeborg Kvamme

Set Designer

Tony Lawson

Editor

Mark Layton

Assistant Director

Rusty Lemorande

Assistant

John Lowen

Other

Ileen Maisel

Assistant

Jennie Mcclean-cooke

Post-Production Coordinator

Callum Mcdougall

Assistant Director

Jonathan Mckinstry

Other

John Mills

Property Master

Michael Mills

Props

Stephen Morley

Photography

Dean Morrish

Other

Peter Murray

Carpenter

Stanley Myers

Music

Brian Neighbour

Carpenter

Chris Newman

Assistant Director

Hans Otto Nicolayssen

Production Manager

Stephen Norrington

Special Makeup Effects

John O'boy

Carpenter

Patrick O'loughnane

Carpenter

Mark Overall

Carpenter

Dennis Pack

Carpenter

Christopher Palmer

Music Arranger

John Palmer

Camera Operator

John Phipps

Other

Leslie Phipps

Other

Martin Phipps

Other

William Plant

Animatronics

Michael Ploog

Storyboard Artist

Richard Pointing

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jeff Reid

Carpenter

James Reynolds

Carpenter

Alison Riva

Other

Clive Rivers

Production

Cliff Robinson

Other

Julian Rodd

Assistant Editor

Julian Rodd

Sound Editor

Sholto Roeg

Production Assistant

John Salter

Boom Operator

Andrew Sanders

Production Designer

W G Sansom

Other

Don Sargent

Carpenter

Neal Scanlan

Mechanical Special Effects

Allan Scott

Screenplay

Mark Shivas

Producer

Les Silk

Other

Ted Sinclair

Carpenter

Alfie Smith

Props

Dorothea Smylie

Wardrobe

Clare St. John

Production Coordinator

John Stephenson

Animatronics

Peter Sutton

Sound Mixer

Rob Sutton

Carpenter

Sally Sutton

Makeup Assistant

Micky Swift

Props

Dusty Symonds

Line Producer

Paul Taggart

Other

Robin Tarsnane

Set Decorator

Nick Taylor

Production

Margaret Thompson

Assistant Editor

Ann Thrift

Accounting Assistant

Rob Tygner

Puppeteer

Fred Walker

Carpenter

Shaun Walsh

Carpenter

Barry Wasserman

Assistant Director

Michael Webb

Production

Kenneth Welland

Other

Gay Whelan

Other

Richard Whelan

Production Assistant

Steve Whitmire

Puppeteer

Derek Whorlow

Production

Denis Wilson

Carpenter

Paul Wilson

Director Of Photography

Harry Woods

Carpenter

Don Worts

Props Buyer

Film Details

Also Known As
Witches, heksen, sorcières
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom; Bergen, Norway; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 24, 1990

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1991

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States February 16, 1990

Released in United States May 1990

Released in United States June 17, 1990

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23-September 3, 1990.

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 23-July 1, 1990.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 19-20, 1990.

Shown at AFI European Community Film Festival June 17, 1990.

Began shooting April 11, 1988.

Released in United States Summer August 24, 1990

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1991

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23-September 3, 1990.)

Released in United States February 16, 1990 (Shown in Orlando and Sacramento (preview) February 16, 1990.)

Released in United States May 1990 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 19-20, 1990.)

Released in United States June 17, 1990 (Shown at AFI European Community Film Festival June 17, 1990.)

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 23-July 1, 1990.)