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James and the Giant Peach


Apr 12, 1996

Latest Home Video

Aug 03, 2010

MPAA Rating



Henry Selick,


Paul Terry
Joanna Lumley
Miriam Margolyes
Simon Callow
Richard Dreyfuss
Susan Sarandon


1996 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: James and the Giant Peach.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is James and the Giant Peach Rated PG?

James and the Giant Peach is rated PG for some frightening images.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in James and the Giant Peach...

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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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
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Details on home video releases of James and the Giant Peach...

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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