Beat the Heat: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

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Watch Trailer Director: Henry Selick
Writer(s): Roald Dahl (book), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay) & Steve Bloom (screenplay)
Cast: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Pete Postlethwaite

In honor of the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl we are dedicating our annual summer Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County fundraiser to the film adaptations of his books! Brought to you by Ohio University, Kids on Campus, Athens County Children Services, and Rocky Boots.

A young boy’s discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed animated adventure. Young British lad James (Paul Terry) is orphaned by the death of his parents and forced to live with two cruel, repulsive aunts. The visit of a mysterious stranger provides a means of escape, however, through a magic bag of “crocodile tongues” that bring about the appearance of the giant peach.

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Running Time: 79 minutes79 MIN
PG Rated

A snappy, fun adaptation that entertains young viewers without speaking down to them.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune