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''James and the Giant Peach'' is a book by renowned children's author Creator/RoaldDahl, and one of his best-known.

The book is about James Henry Trotter, a young boy who lived a happy life with his parents, until they were eaten by a rhinoceros ([[AscendedToCarnivorism yes, really]]). Afterwards, he is sent to live with his abusive aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, James meets a strange old man who gives him a bag of magic "crocodile tongues", which can make James' life better. James accidentally drops the bag on his way home, which causes the contents to sink into the ground. Soon, a nearby peach tree starts to bear fruit, namely, the titular giant peach, which grows to about twice the size of the tree. One night, James crawls into a hole in the peach, and discovers a group of huge, talking insects (another result of the "crocodile tongues"), who befriend James, and they all decide to travel to New York City in the peach (initially by floating the peach on the Atlantic Ocean, then by flying through attaching seagulls to it) to start their lives anew.

The book was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon release, it has since become a CultClassic and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.
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!!The book and film contain examples of:

* AbusiveParents: James' aunts, Spiker and Sponge (for a given definition of "parent").
* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Aunt Sponge, Miriam Margoyles also voices the Glowworm.
* AdaptationExpansion: In the original book, the only major trouble in the journey is the confrontation with the Cloud People. In the movie, there's a mechanical shark, a trip to the North Pole with undead pirates and facing the Sky Rhinoceros.
* AlienLunch: The foods the bugs sing about in "Eating the Peach"--like curried slugs and plates of soil with engine oil.
* ArtShift: In the movie, James has a DisneyAcidSequence dream about his aunts finding him. The art shifts from stop-motion to cutout animation, kind of like Slow Bob In The Lower Dimension, a short directed by Henry Selick.
** More obviously, the style changes significantly after James enters the peach.
* AscendedExtra: The Rhinoceros gets this treatment in the film. Being originally just a normal rhinoceros escaped from the zoo, it is here a supernatural beast made of cloud and lightning.
* AscendedToCarnivorism: The Rhinoceros, apparently.
* AxCrazy: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker [[spoiler:try to kill James with axes, complete with a SlasherSmile!]]
* BagOfHolding: Ms. Ladybug pulls out a hand mirror (Which is about half her size), a megaphone, three bouquets of fully bloomed flowers, and Grasshopper's top hat and cane!
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Not really. While Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge are hideously ugly, with James (and his parents, the short time they appear) being notably easier on the eyes, the bugs are UglyCute at best.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When James notes to Ms. Spider how kind she is with him she replies that its because he was kind to her first; she happens to be the spider on the window of James' bedroom, the one which he saved from his aunts.
* BetaCouple: Debatable. Most fans of James and the Giant Peach movie end up pairing Mr. Grasshopper and Ms. (?) Ladybug together for no reason other that they are simply there and single.
* BigNo: James does this in the movie version when he is falling into the peach while the peach is falling onto the Empire State Building.
* BrooklynRage: Centipede in the movie. The others even call him "The Yank," and at one point he even shouts "I'm from Brooklyn!"
* CarnivoreConfusion: There's a bit of a disconnect with a spider and a centipede being amongst the other invertebrates. This is even lampshaded in the film, with Ms. Spider noting how the peach tastes "better than ladybugs" (with Mrs. Ladybug getting understandibly miffed).
** This can be justified since just recently they got conscience.
* CartoonBugSprayer: In a DreamSequence, the aunts use one of these on a bug version of James.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan / DeathByOriginStory: James' parents have a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on them]] so suddenly that it could well be a parody of these tropes.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Miss Spider in the film. She's really more of a [[DungeonsAndDragons Drider]] with a [[NiceHat beret]] and [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench French accent]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Miss Spider in the film. Although she is naturally solitary and mysterious and the other bugs seem to have some fear of her, she is at heart a good-natured and hospitable character, especially to James. [[spoiler: He did save her life in the beginning, after all.]]
* DeadHatShot: Seems to be [[spoiler: Centipede's]] fate, but he survives.
* DeadpanSnarker: Centipede, in both book and movie, is a ''loud'' one. In the movie, Miss Spider is a more subdued and genuinely deadpan one, leading to a few moments of SnarkToSnarkCombat between the two.
* DemBones: Centipede, James, and Spider face undead skeleton pirates in a shipwreck underwater.
* TheDeterminator: Say what anyone will about the aunts, but in the film, those two are REALLY determined to get "their" peach back, driving even through the frigid waters of the NORTH POLE!
* EarlyBirdCameo: The book contains references to [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator Vermicious Knids]], Whangdoodles, Snozzwangers and Hornswogglers, all creatures later mentioned in other Roald Dahl books.
* TheEeyore: The Earthworm.
* EldritchAbomination: The Rhino in the film.
* FatAndSkinny: Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker come across this when they invite people to witness the giant peach...and then force James to clean up the mess they made.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you look closely in the first few minutes of TheMovie, you can see the various insects and bugs that will have a larger role later on in the film. Even the [[spoiler: Empire State Building]] is seen as a cloud!
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: James
** TheLancer: Miss Spider
** TheBigGuy: The Centipede
** TheSmartGuy: The Earthworm
** TheChick: The Ladybird
** TheObiWan: Green Grasshopper.
** TeamPet: The Glowworm
* FriendlessBackground: James was isolated while living with his aunts. Miss Spider also mentions that she never had any friends before meeting the other bugs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "HOLY SHIPWRECK!!!"
** To make matters worse it kinda sounds like "Holy shit brick".
** Also, Grasshopper provides this little gem:
--> '''Grasshopper:''' You are a disgrace to your order, class, phylum, genus, and species!
--> '''Centipede:''' Say it in English!
--> '''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!
** In "That's the Life for Me," Centipede talks about being a ladykiller. Grasshopper talks about "intellectual stimulation," to which the Centipede responds, "For you, maybe."
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While the rhino from the book was a real rhino that escaped from the zoo, the rhino in the film is a supernatural being with no origin.
* GospelRevivalNumber: "Good News".
* HeroicSacrifice: In the film, [[spoiler: Centipede. He turns out to be alive, though.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Aunt Spiker]] is barely restraining herself from calling James a "bitch troll from Hell."
** [[TheLostWorldJurassicPark Roland Tembo]] gave James the crocodile tongues, during which he even points out that James' parents' "troubles are over".
** Looks like [[DumbAndDumber Joe Mentalino, aka Mental]] is a New York City Police Officer when he's not on road trips with [[DumbAndDumber Harry and Lloyd]].
* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Centipede is [[Film/{{Jaws}} gonna need a bigger peach.]]
** Maybe it's a good thing [[HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Earthworm]] can't see the full moon.
** Dammit, [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Miss Spider]], I love you!
** Old Green Grasshopper was [[DoctorWho Charles Dickens]] in a past life.
* HighClassGlass: Worn by Grasshopper in the film.
* ImNotAfraidOfYou: The TropeNamer.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis
* IWantSong: "That's the Life For Me" for the bugs, and "My Name is James" for... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin James]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker in the novel.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted in the film, though they both still get a great HumiliationConga at the end.]]
* LargeHam: Richard Dreyfuss as Centipede in the film should definitely count. "I'm from Brooklyn!!"
* LittleNo: James at the end [[spoiler: when the aunts show up in New York.]]
* MakeAWish: How he gets the crocodile tongues (and in a roundabout way, how he uses them)
* MeatOVision: Centipede, in the film.
* MediumBlending: Live action, stop motion animation, as well as cut-out animation in the movie.
* MilesGloriosus: Centipede. In the book, he's always going on about what a dangerous pest he is, but he's really pretty harmless. In the movie, he also brags about being a globetrotter, but his knowledge about navigation and geography are severely lacking. [[spoiler: Turns out all his knowledge comes from the time when he lived between two pages of an old issue of the ''National Geographic'' magazine.]]
--> [[spoiler:"Very informative magazine, the ''National Geographic.'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wonderful pictures.]]"]]
* MultinationalTeam: Movie version-only. While Grasshopper, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm and James are from different parts of Britain, Spider is French and Centipede is from Brooklyn.
* NonSingingVoice: JeffBennett provides the singing for the Centipede.
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: James has one of these moments with the rhino in the film.
* PantyShot: Ladybug gets a few upskirt shots in the film, usually when she's spinning or laying down.
* ParentalSubstitute: The bugs become this for James, particularly Miss Spider and the Grasshopper.
* PoliceAreUseless: Are they ever. [[spoiler:When James's aunts are outed for all the abuse they've done to James, they go after him with axes, while the Police and the Fire department play crowd control and leave James to fight off his aunts.]]
** Played with in the book as well, where the policemen and firemen spend most of their on-page time panicking upon seeing the bugs and naming the various kinds of monsters they think they're seeing. There's no actual danger involved here, since the bugs are all friendly.
* RhinoRampage: At the start, both of James' parents are killed by an escaped rhino.
* SecondPersonAttack: At the end of one song, with peach goo.
* ShoutOut: Look for the DonaldDuck and [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] cameo in the film! The Jack cameo is made especially evident because of the Centipede's dialogue: "A s-skelington...? Jackpot!"
** Incidentally, they even sell action figures including that costume, though still under the banner of ''The Nightmare Before Christmas''.
* SlapSlapKiss: Centipede and Miss Spider, in the movie.
* SlasherSmile: Mrs. Ladybug and Miss Spider pull one off in the movie, when they both meet James. Subverted in that they were actually smiling normally, but the lighting and James' terror made their smiles look more sinister.
* SomeonesTouchingMyButt: When the lights are out and everyone's fallen on each other, the Centipede tries to pinch Miss Spider but instead pinches the Earthworm. Then the Spider tries to smack the Centipede and ends up hitting the Grasshopper.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Spiker and Sponge are squashed flat by the peach early in the book. In the movie they survive and show up for a final confrontation where James gets to stand up to them.
* TheStinger: A pretty odd one in the movie. [[spoiler: It's a mechanical arcade game called "Spike the Aunts", where figures of the aunts are butted by a rhino.]]
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Two humanoid bugs and a human child fight undead pirates underwater... and speak underwater... and in the ''North Pole''... but it could be an effect of the [[AWizardDidIt magic crocodile tongues]].
* TeethFlying: Happened to Centipede in the movie version. Also, to the robot shark. (No fistfight, but teeth are still flying.)
* TemptingFate[=/=]WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat: Earthworm, wondering what kind of bait will be used to attract the seagulls.
* TrueCompanions: In the film there's even a song about it.
* VillainousBreakdown: In the film, Spiker and Sponge come at James with axes after he calls both of them out.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Subverted. Centipede even repeats several times how he's proud to be a pest.
--> "Time to go make a pest of myself, heh heh heh heh!"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: By way of SpinningPaper, in the film.
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''James and the Giant Peach'' is a book by renowned children's author Creator/RoaldDahl, and one of his best-known.

The book is about James Henry Trotter, a young boy who lived a happy life with his parents, until they were eaten by a rhinoceros ([[AscendedToCarnivorism yes, really]]). Afterwards, he is sent to live with his abusive aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, James meets a strange old man who gives him a bag of magic "crocodile tongues", which can make James' life better. James accidentally drops the bag on his way home, which causes the contents to sink into the ground. Soon, a nearby peach tree starts to bear fruit, namely, the titular giant peach, which grows to about twice the size of the tree. One night, James crawls into a hole in the peach, and discovers a group of huge, talking insects (another result of the "crocodile tongues"), who befriend James, and they all decide to travel to New York City in the peach (initially by floating the peach on the Atlantic Ocean, then by flying through attaching seagulls to it) to start their lives anew.

The book was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon release, it has since become a CultClassic and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.
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!!The book and film contain examples of:

* AbusiveParents: James' aunts, Spiker and Sponge (for a given definition of "parent").
* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Aunt Sponge, Miriam Margoyles also voices the Glowworm.
* AdaptationExpansion: In the original book, the only major trouble in the journey is the confrontation with the Cloud People. In the movie, there's a mechanical shark, a trip to the North Pole with undead pirates and facing the Sky Rhinoceros.
* AlienLunch: The foods the bugs sing about in "Eating the Peach"--like curried slugs and plates of soil with engine oil.
* ArtShift: In the movie, James has a DisneyAcidSequence dream about his aunts finding him. The art shifts from stop-motion to cutout animation, kind of like Slow Bob In The Lower Dimension, a short directed by Henry Selick.
** More obviously, the style changes significantly after James enters the peach.
* AscendedExtra: The Rhinoceros gets this treatment in the film. Being originally just a normal rhinoceros escaped from the zoo, it is here a supernatural beast made of cloud and lightning.
* AscendedToCarnivorism: The Rhinoceros, apparently.
* AxCrazy: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker [[spoiler:try to kill James with axes, complete with a SlasherSmile!]]
* BagOfHolding: Ms. Ladybug pulls out a hand mirror (Which is about half her size), a megaphone, three bouquets of fully bloomed flowers, and Grasshopper's top hat and cane!
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Not really. While Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge are hideously ugly, with James (and his parents, the short time they appear) being notably easier on the eyes, the bugs are UglyCute at best.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When James notes to Ms. Spider how kind she is with him she replies that its because he was kind to her first; she happens to be the spider on the window of James' bedroom, the one which he saved from his aunts.
* BetaCouple: Debatable. Most fans of James and the Giant Peach movie end up pairing Mr. Grasshopper and Ms. (?) Ladybug together for no reason other that they are simply there and single.
* BigNo: James does this in the movie version when he is falling into the peach while the peach is falling onto the Empire State Building.
* BrooklynRage: Centipede in the movie. The others even call him "The Yank," and at one point he even shouts "I'm from Brooklyn!"
* CarnivoreConfusion: There's a bit of a disconnect with a spider and a centipede being amongst the other invertebrates. This is even lampshaded in the film, with Ms. Spider noting how the peach tastes "better than ladybugs" (with Mrs. Ladybug getting understandibly miffed).
** This can be justified since just recently they got conscience.
* CartoonBugSprayer: In a DreamSequence, the aunts use one of these on a bug version of James.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan / DeathByOriginStory: James' parents have a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on them]] so suddenly that it could well be a parody of these tropes.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Miss Spider in the film. She's really more of a [[DungeonsAndDragons Drider]] with a [[NiceHat beret]] and [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench French accent]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Miss Spider in the film. Although she is naturally solitary and mysterious and the other bugs seem to have some fear of her, she is at heart a good-natured and hospitable character, especially to James. [[spoiler: He did save her life in the beginning, after all.]]
* DeadHatShot: Seems to be [[spoiler: Centipede's]] fate, but he survives.
* DeadpanSnarker: Centipede, in both book and movie, is a ''loud'' one. In the movie, Miss Spider is a more subdued and genuinely deadpan one, leading to a few moments of SnarkToSnarkCombat between the two.
* DemBones: Centipede, James, and Spider face undead skeleton pirates in a shipwreck underwater.
* TheDeterminator: Say what anyone will about the aunts, but in the film, those two are REALLY determined to get "their" peach back, driving even through the frigid waters of the NORTH POLE!
* EarlyBirdCameo: The book contains references to [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator Vermicious Knids]], Whangdoodles, Snozzwangers and Hornswogglers, all creatures later mentioned in other Roald Dahl books.
* TheEeyore: The Earthworm.
* EldritchAbomination: The Rhino in the film.
* FatAndSkinny: Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker come across this when they invite people to witness the giant peach...and then force James to clean up the mess they made.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you look closely in the first few minutes of TheMovie, you can see the various insects and bugs that will have a larger role later on in the film. Even the [[spoiler: Empire State Building]] is seen as a cloud!
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: James
** TheLancer: Miss Spider
** TheBigGuy: The Centipede
** TheSmartGuy: The Earthworm
** TheChick: The Ladybird
** TheObiWan: Green Grasshopper.
** TeamPet: The Glowworm
* FriendlessBackground: James was isolated while living with his aunts. Miss Spider also mentions that she never had any friends before meeting the other bugs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "HOLY SHIPWRECK!!!"
** To make matters worse it kinda sounds like "Holy shit brick".
** Also, Grasshopper provides this little gem:
--> '''Grasshopper:''' You are a disgrace to your order, class, phylum, genus, and species!
--> '''Centipede:''' Say it in English!
--> '''Grasshopper:''' You, sir, are an ass!
** In "That's the Life for Me," Centipede talks about being a ladykiller. Grasshopper talks about "intellectual stimulation," to which the Centipede responds, "For you, maybe."
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While the rhino from the book was a real rhino that escaped from the zoo, the rhino in the film is a supernatural being with no origin.
* GospelRevivalNumber: "Good News".
* HeroicSacrifice: In the film, [[spoiler: Centipede. He turns out to be alive, though.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Aunt Spiker]] is barely restraining herself from calling James a "bitch troll from Hell."
** [[TheLostWorldJurassicPark Roland Tembo]] gave James the crocodile tongues, during which he even points out that James' parents' "troubles are over".
** Looks like [[DumbAndDumber Joe Mentalino, aka Mental]] is a New York City Police Officer when he's not on road trips with [[DumbAndDumber Harry and Lloyd]].
* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Centipede is [[Film/{{Jaws}} gonna need a bigger peach.]]
** Maybe it's a good thing [[HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Earthworm]] can't see the full moon.
** Dammit, [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Miss Spider]], I love you!
** Old Green Grasshopper was [[DoctorWho Charles Dickens]] in a past life.
* HighClassGlass: Worn by Grasshopper in the film.
* ImNotAfraidOfYou: The TropeNamer.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis
* IWantSong: "That's the Life For Me" for the bugs, and "My Name is James" for... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin James]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker in the novel.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted in the film, though they both still get a great HumiliationConga at the end.]]
* LargeHam: Richard Dreyfuss as Centipede in the film should definitely count. "I'm from Brooklyn!!"
* LittleNo: James at the end [[spoiler: when the aunts show up in New York.]]
* MakeAWish: How he gets the crocodile tongues (and in a roundabout way, how he uses them)
* MeatOVision: Centipede, in the film.
* MediumBlending: Live action, stop motion animation, as well as cut-out animation in the movie.
* MilesGloriosus: Centipede. In the book, he's always going on about what a dangerous pest he is, but he's really pretty harmless. In the movie, he also brags about being a globetrotter, but his knowledge about navigation and geography are severely lacking. [[spoiler: Turns out all his knowledge comes from the time when he lived between two pages of an old issue of the ''National Geographic'' magazine.]]
--> [[spoiler:"Very informative magazine, the ''National Geographic.'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wonderful pictures.]]"]]
* MultinationalTeam: Movie version-only. While Grasshopper, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm and James are from different parts of Britain, Spider is French and Centipede is from Brooklyn.
* NonSingingVoice: JeffBennett provides the singing for the Centipede.
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: James has one of these moments with the rhino in the film.
* PantyShot: Ladybug gets a few upskirt shots in the film, usually when she's spinning or laying down.
* ParentalSubstitute: The bugs become this for James, particularly Miss Spider and the Grasshopper.
* PoliceAreUseless: Are they ever. [[spoiler:When James's aunts are outed for all the abuse they've done to James, they go after him with axes, while the Police and the Fire department play crowd control and leave James to fight off his aunts.]]
** Played with in the book as well, where the policemen and firemen spend most of their on-page time panicking upon seeing the bugs and naming the various kinds of monsters they think they're seeing. There's no actual danger involved here, since the bugs are all friendly.
* RhinoRampage: At the start, both of James' parents are killed by an escaped rhino.
* SecondPersonAttack: At the end of one song, with peach goo.
* ShoutOut: Look for the DonaldDuck and [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] cameo in the film! The Jack cameo is made especially evident because of the Centipede's dialogue: "A s-skelington...? Jackpot!"
** Incidentally, they even sell action figures including that costume, though still under the banner of ''The Nightmare Before Christmas''.
* SlapSlapKiss: Centipede and Miss Spider, in the movie.
* SlasherSmile: Mrs. Ladybug and Miss Spider pull one off in the movie, when they both meet James. Subverted in that they were actually smiling normally, but the lighting and James' terror made their smiles look more sinister.
* SomeonesTouchingMyButt: When the lights are out and everyone's fallen on each other, the Centipede tries to pinch Miss Spider but instead pinches the Earthworm. Then the Spider tries to smack the Centipede and ends up hitting the Grasshopper.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Spiker and Sponge are squashed flat by the peach early in the book. In the movie they survive and show up for a final confrontation where James gets to stand up to them.
* TheStinger: A pretty odd one in the movie. [[spoiler: It's a mechanical arcade game called "Spike the Aunts", where figures of the aunts are butted by a rhino.]]
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Two humanoid bugs and a human child fight undead pirates underwater... and speak underwater... and in the ''North Pole''... but it could be an effect of the [[AWizardDidIt magic crocodile tongues]].
* TeethFlying: Happened to Centipede in the movie version. Also, to the robot shark. (No fistfight, but teeth are still flying.)
* TemptingFate[=/=]WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat: Earthworm, wondering what kind of bait will be used to attract the seagulls.
* TrueCompanions: In the film there's even a song about it.
* VillainousBreakdown: In the film, Spiker and Sponge come at James with axes after he calls both of them out.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Subverted. Centipede even repeats several times how he's proud to be a pest.
--> "Time to go make a pest of myself, heh heh heh heh!"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: By way of SpinningPaper, in the film.
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15th Mar '13 3:54:05 PM Cakeman
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker come across this when they invite people to witness the giant peach...and then force Charlie to clean up the mess they made.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker come across this when they invite people to witness the giant peach...and then force Charlie James to clean up the mess they made.
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker come across this when they invite people to witness the giant peach...and then force Charlie to clean up the mess they made.
20th Feb '13 5:00:31 PM Looneygamemaster
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* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Aunt Sponge, Miriam Margoyles also voices the Glowworm.
13th Feb '13 6:25:10 PM dwarfbucket1
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** [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a love for powerful hallucinogens...]]
13th Feb '13 6:23:31 PM dwarfbucket1
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* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge.



* HeyYou: James gets called a number of names by Spiker and Sponge.



** The man who gave the crocodile tongues to James must be in the habit of giving powerful substances to young people; he gave Romeo and Juliet their drugs in ''Romeo + Juliet''.
** Or rather, [[{{Inception}} Fischer Sr]] clearly passed on to his [[CillianMurphy son]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a love for powerful hallucinogens...]]

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** The man who gave the crocodile tongues to James must be in the habit of giving powerful substances to young people; he gave Romeo and Juliet their drugs in ''Romeo + Juliet''.
** Or rather, [[{{Inception}} Fischer Sr]] clearly passed on to his [[CillianMurphy son]]
[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a love for powerful hallucinogens...]]
31st Jan '13 6:56:08 PM PrimeEvil
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** Old Green Grasshopper was [[DoctorWho Charles Dickens]] in a past life.
30th Jan '13 4:40:18 PM MysteriousMrX
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** TeamPet: The Glowworm
9th Jan '13 12:36:05 PM HMSaph
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The book was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon release, it has since become a cult classic and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.

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The book was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick (who also directed ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, and getting lukewarm reviews upon release, it has since become a cult classic CultClassic and is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.
4th Jan '13 9:29:56 PM Looneygamemaster
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* NonSingingVoice: JeffBennett provides the singing for the Centipede.
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