James (Paul Terry) is miserable: orphaned by a freak accident involving an escaped rhinoceros, he is now forced to live with his cruel aunts Spiker and Sponge (the delightfully despicable Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes). Amazingly, James finds his luck changed overnight when, after being gifted a bag of glittering ‘crocodile tongues’ from a mysterious old gentleman (Pete Postlethwaite), the magic within them causes a humongous peach to grow at the bottom of his garden.
Investigating further, James meets some interesting new friends: the now human-sized Mr. Grasshopper, Mr. Centipede, Ms. Spider, Mr. Earthworm, Mrs. Ladybug and Mrs. Glow-worm. This crew of unlikely adventurers decides to escape the clutches of Spiker and Sponge and set out to fulfil James and his parents’ dream of reaching New York City.
A treasured classic from Roald Dahl, this magical adaptation from stop-motion extraordianaire Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) is the perfect cinematic treat for all the family to enjoy.