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* HairstyleMalfunction: As part of their HumiliationConga at the end, Aunt Sponge and Spiker's red wigs come falling off, revealing their actual hair to be short, grey, and partially balding.

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: The literal rhino that eats James' parents in the book is seen here as a storm whose cloud mass resembles a rhino.

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* DisabledInTheAdaptation: The Glowworm is slightly deaf, unlike in the book.


Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton (the respective director and producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), with songs written by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, the film is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.

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Creator/RoaldDahl's first children's novel, published in 1961, was made into a 1996 live-action/stop-motion animated film from Disney, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton (the respective director and producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), with songs written music composed by Randy Newman. Despite doing poorly at the box office, the film is one of the better adaptations of Dahl's work, though it can be considered... trippy.


* 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 known origin.

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* 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 known origin. Though this may just be how James perceives it.


* BigNo: James yells "No" when he is falling into the peach while the peach is falling onto the Empire State Building.

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* BigNo: James yells "No" towards the end of the film when he is falling into and the peach while the peach is are falling onto the Empire State Building.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: ''Spiker'' and ''Sponge''. Cruel as they are, it takes a special sort of cruel to even think of naming one's offspring that.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The two aunts, after attempting to ''kill'' James, are frozen with fear when the bugs descend upon Manhattan. They then proceed to wrap the two women up in Miss Spider's silk until they are practically mummified. Having seen them for the monsters they are, the police order them hauled away to an unknown fate.


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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The two aunts are deathly afraid of insects, and will fly into a panicked rage whenever they appear. This comes back to bite them in the ass hard when James' friends come to his aid, all of them as large as the humans around them.


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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" "monstrous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.



** Just to make the peach a bit more interesting as a setpiece, it picks up a spiral of fence planks in its journey to the sea, which makes a "staircase" that allows the characters to move around the outside rather than confining them to the top and inside.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.

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** Just to make the peach a bit more interesting as a setpiece, it picks up a spiral of fence planks in its journey to the sea, which makes a "staircase" that allows the characters to move around the outside rather than confining them to the top and inside.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:In AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:In the book, Miss Spider is described as having a "monsterous" face, to the point where several New Yorkers faint when they see her for the first time. In the film, Miss Spider is very much a CuteMonsterGirl.


* WouldHurtAChild: Spiker and Sponge beat James regularly while he was living with him for the most mundane reasons and even try to ''axe him'' in the movie when he exposes their poor treatment of him to the New Yorkers.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Spiker and Sponge beat James regularly while he was living with him for the most mundane reasons and even try to ''axe him'' in the movie when he exposes their poor treatment of him to the New Yorkers.

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* AnthropomorphicTransformation: The crocodile tongues have the ability to transform normal bugs into giant anthropomorphized clothes-wearing versions of themselves. This is made even more obvious in the film, where we see Ms. Spider as both a normal realistic live-action spider and a giant stop-motion spider with a human-like face.

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