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Directed by Henry Selick

United Kingdom, United States 1996 80 mins. In English

Based on Roald Dahl’s delightfully dark children’s story, Selick’s (Coraline) imaginative film tells the tale of an unhappy orphaned boy forced to live with his cruel aunts. James’s luck finally changes when a giant enchanted peach appears in his garden and he climbs inside, befriending a group of insects that call it home. When the peach rolls to the sea, James and his friends sail across the Atlantic Ocean on a magic adventure, battling obstacles all the way to New York City. Combining live action and animation, the offbeat and spellbinding story is complemented by Randy Newman’s delightful music, which earned an Academy Award nomination. Best Feature Film Prize, Annecy International Animation Festival.