Saturday, July 25, 2015

James and the Giant Peach (1996) - (Paul Terry) US one-sheet

James and the Giant Peach (1996) - (Paul Terry) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" US one-sheet for the 1996 Henry Selick film James and the Giant Peach based on the book by Roald Dahl with screenplay by Kasey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts and Steve Bloom and starring Paul Terry as the voice of James and Peter Postlethwaite as narrator.. Plot summary: James Henry Trotter was living happily with his parents by the sea in England and looking forward to a trip with them to New York City to see the Empire State Building, but that dream ended when an angry rhinocerous from the sky killed his parents and James was forced to move in with his two abusive aunts, Spiker [Joanna Lumley] and Sponge [Miriam Margolyes]. One day when James is saving a spider from being crushed by his aunts, a man [Peter Postlethwaite] gives him a bag of mysterious jumping green flourescent crocodile tongues, tells him these magic tongues will improve his life because he is not meant to be miserable, then disappears. James stumbles and lets the tongues scatter into the ground, which causes a peach in an old tree to grow to a gigantic size. His aunts start selling tickets to see it. James crawls inside the peach through a hole he makes and becomes friends with some very large talking insects living inside. When they hear the aunts looking for James one of them, Mr. Centipede [Richard Dreyfuss], chews off the stem connecting the peach to the tree causing it to roll into the ocean and start floating like a boat. James and the insects decide to navigate in the peach to New York City. Spiker and Sponge follow them there but are not able to disrupt James's happy new life. James and his friends make themselves a townhouse in Central Park from the pit of the peach after the children of New York have eaten the rest of it.

Cast and crew: Henry Selick, Roald Dahl, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom, Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, J. Stephen Coyle, Steven Culp, Cirocco Dunlap, Michael Girardin, Toney Haney, Kathryn Howell

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