James and the Giant Peach parents guide

James and the Giant Peach

Overall C+

Thanks to some magic, an orphan named James (Paul Terry) escapes oppression by climbing into a giant peach. Here he morphs into an animated world where he makes friends with a group of maligned insects, and they all work together to find a happier home.

Release date April 12, 1996

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is James and the Giant Peach rated PG? The MPAA rated James and the Giant Peach PG for some frightening images.

Run Time: 97 minutes

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James and the Giant Peach
Rating & Content Info

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Why is James and the Giant Peach rated PG? James and the Giant Peach is rated PG by the MPAA for some frightening images.

Violence: This film is full of creepy and ghoulish characters, along with dark sets. Various monsters threaten characters, including a thunderous rhino credited with killing a boy’s parents (their death is not depicted), a ravenous mechanical shark, underwater creatures and skeletons wielding weapons. A child is berated and threatened with beatings—he is portrayed with bruises and scratches. Insects are swatted, squashed and sprayed with poison. Characters argue and engage in name-calling. Dismembered fish heads are shown. A character attempts a suicide mission. Property damage occurs. A spider’s web is used to capture other characters.

Sexual Content: Mild innuendo.

Language: Name-calling and one mild profanity.

Alcohol and Drug Use: A character is always seen with a cigar, and another is shown smoking. Wine is drunk at a dinner. The flesh of a peach is turned into a drink that resembles beer.

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James and the Giant Peach
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

James and the Giant Peach is directed by Henry Selick, and stars Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of James and the Giant Peach movie is August 3, 2010. Here are some details…

On August 3, 2010, James and the Giant Peach releases in a Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack. The package includes the following:

- Copy of James and the Giant Peach on Blu-ray.

- Copy of James and the Giant Peach on DVD.

- Interactive game: Spike the Aunts.

- Making-of featurette.

- Music Video: Good News by Randy Newman.

- Still frame gallery.

- Original theatrical trailer.

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This movie is based on a story by Roald Dahl, as are the films The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.