PG | | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Henry Selick): [stop motion]: Half of the movie was done in stop-motion animation.
Hey, Glowworm, how 'bout some light?
Glowworm: I can't hear you. I'll have to put my light on.
At the start of the movie, the narrator states that a rhino appears out of nowhere and eats James' parents. The aunts bring up the rhino several times during the movie. It's later revealed that the rhino is just a bunch of smoke and noise, which makes no sense because that same rhino ate James' parents. Perhaps the biggest error of all is the fact the whole thing with the rhino "appearing out of nowhere" is never explained. In the book, James' parents are eaten by a rhino that escaped from the London Zoo while they were shopping at the market. The book explains it, whilst the movie does not.
After the credits, there is some footage of a carnival game based on the story being played.
$135,378 (USA) (26 July 1996)
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