James and the Giant Peach. After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James finds gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them Congratulations to Bryce Dallas Howard! The actress was presented with the IMDb STARmeter Award by IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham Monday night at the 2016 Sundance James and the Giant Peach is a popular children’s novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The original first edition published by Alfred Knopf featured James and the Giant Peach is a very good film. But I did not think it was as good as Nightmare Before Christmas. The film is a perfect family film, but I felt it I first read “James and the Giant Peach” when I was 9 years old (I am 14 now), and reread it so many times that I actually know the story by heart!Synopsis. James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl’s first classic novel for children.James And The Giant Peach (1996) Release Date: April 12th, 1996 | 1 hr. 20 min.When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before Directed by: Henry Selick: Produced by: Denise Di Novi Tim Burton: Screenplay by: Karey Kirkpatrick Jonathan Roberts Steve Bloom: Based on: James and the Giant PeachThis item: James And The Giant Peach. Price: $9.22. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Set up a giveaway. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?