James and the Giant Peach | 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Main Plot

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.


  • Paul Terry portrays the character James in the film James and the Giant Peach, who goes on an adventure with his insect friends inside a giant peach.
  • Joanna Lumley plays Aunt Sponge, a selfish and mean character who mistreats James and tries to steal the giant peach.
  • Pete Postlethwaite plays the role of the narrator in the plot of James and the Giant Peach.


In the ending of James and the Giant Peach, James and his newfound insect friends successfully reach New York City inside the giant peach. They are celebrated as heroes by the people of the city and the peach becomes a tourist attraction. James decides to stay with his new family of insects, and they all live happily ever after, bringing joy and wonder to all who visit the giant peach.

Henry Selick