James and the Giant Peach Quotes by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 1-6
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach is a British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick , based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. James Henry Trotter is a young orphan whose parents were devoured by a rhinoceros , forcing him to live with his abusive and domineering aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, after rescuing a spider from his hysterical aunts, James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical "crocodile tongues" before disappearing without a trace. On his way back inside, James stumbles and drops the crocodile tongues near an old peach tree. A colossal peach grows on the tree, and Spiker and Sponge exploit the peach as a tourist attraction. At night, as James picks up litter, he enters the peach's interior through a large hole that forms when he takes a chunk from a peach to eat it.
It serves as a home and a mode of transportation for the main characters. The peach originally started out as a part of an old peach tree owned by Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge that never bore fruit ever since. One day, however, their nephew James accidentally spills a bag of " crocodile tongues " which he received from a mysterious man all over the ground surrounding the tree. The "tongues" escape into the ground and affect the creatures that interacted with them, including the old tree, creating extraordinary changes within them. The tree, influenced by the "tongues", bears a peach that grows to immense proportions. Spiker and Sponge later use the giant peach as an attraction to make money.