Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach: The Book and Movie Scrapbook by Lucy DahlThe creation of Roald Dahls famous tale into a motion picture is filled with visual and conceptual ingenuity, as readers will find in this riveting overview of the project by Dahls daughter, Lucy. From the stop-animation techniques to the casting and set designs, all the intrinsic plans of the Disney film are expertly woven into a fascinating look at the creative process of both book and movie. Photos & illustrations throughout.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) Trailer (VHS Capture)
On paper it looks like the perfect warped marriage - Roald Dahl's darkly funny story of an orphaned boy escaping the random cruelties of his wicked aunts neatly teamed with the cartoon-Gothic visual imagination of team Burton executive producer Tim Burton, director Selick and FX designer Pete Kozachik - collaborators on the triumphantly subversive The Nightmare Before Christmas. For those impoverished enough to be unfamiliar with one of the finest children's stories ever penned, James Paul Terry is a happy kid with two perfect parents, a perfect life and the promise of an upcoming trip to New York.
Sam Mendes In Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ for Disney
Posted on Friday, August 26th, by Ethan Anderton. The Skyfall and Spectre director is currently negotiating with Disney to develop and direct a new live-action take on James and the Giant Peach , based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl , which was previously turned into a stop-motion animated film by The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick in If you somehow missed the stop-motion animated film, here is the official synopsis of the book :. When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life. James befriends an assortment of hilarious characters, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede—each with his or her own song to sing. The movie changed things up a bit as you can tell from this synopsis from the most recent home video release :.
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Since this new James and the Giant Peach movie will be a live action take on the story, we can likely expect whoever plays James to look.
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