why did anyone let their kids watch James and the Giant Peach??

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  • Goleon
    Goleon Před 6 měsíci +4374

    Whoever did the makeup for the aunts needs an award.

    • Taylor Ludwig
      Taylor Ludwig Před 6 měsíci +163

      They grossed me out sooo much watching this as a kid! Lol

    • Confuzed Turtle Project
      Confuzed Turtle Project Před 6 měsíci +101

      They did get an award lol

    • Goleon
      Goleon Před 6 měsíci +60

      @Confuzed Turtle Project - Really? Was it for makeup or special effects? Cause those are two separate things.

    • weldonwin
      weldonwin Před 6 měsíci +49

      Also, Aunt Spiker is played by the legendary Joanna Lumley

    • ally burnett
      ally burnett Před 6 měsíci +48

      The taller aunt is the evil step mother in Ella Enchanted 😂😂 that's soooo funny. Always mean lol

  • nformusic
    nformusic Před 6 měsíci +561

    Did anyone else think the peach looked SOOO good as a kid? It gave me unrealistic expectations for peaches

    • Abbi Normi
      Abbi Normi Před 5 měsíci +15

      Right and turns out real peaches kind of suck. Yeah I'm saying it.

    • Gaburieru San
      Gaburieru San Před 4 měsíci +15

      @Abbi Normi are you guys joking or haven't tried a real.peach. The peachyin my country are fk dealicous and we have like 5 different types of peaches. Can wait for summer just to eat some more peaches

    • sandymakesplans
      sandymakesplans Před 4 měsíci +6

      no i never liked peaches. maybe i was fed overripe ones because they were hella slimy.

    • futurevegan
      futurevegan Před 3 měsíci +12

      If you don't like peaches, then you just haven't had a good peach.

    • Schnipps
      Schnipps Před 3 měsíci

      @futurevegan or i just don't like peaches. not everyone likes the same stuff lol

  • Emily Casselman
    Emily Casselman Před 6 měsíci +1396

    As bizarre as Roald Dahl stories are, they actually helped me through a lot of tough times as a kid, specifically Matilda (Harry Potter was a big part of this as well). I was bullied a lot as a kid, and there were a lot of fights going on at home, so the idea of something miraculous happening to me that would change everything just sounded amazing. The thought that I would wake up one day and everything would somehow be okay, really kept me going through the years. Even if they don't hold up as much these days, I will never view these books/movies with anything but fondness.

    • isw 1214
      isw 1214 Před 6 měsíci +46

      I know what you mean. Even before I fully processed that I was experiencing emotional and verbal abuse at home and that it wasn't ok because to me it was "normal", Harry's muggle upbringing really resonated with me. A few years later I did end up going to boarding school and the parallel with Hogwarts as a temporary escape was such a comfort.

    • Frosted Oven
      Frosted Oven Před 6 měsíci +11

      Your parents let you read harry potter, mine didn't I had fighting and what-not at my house too but if anything was slightly "too against god" than i couldn't do it. Like harry Potter I wasn't allowed to read, I wasn't allowed to play chutes and Latters for some reason, and as Minecraft came out and as all my friends played that I couldn't.

    • Shylizard47
      Shylizard47 Před 6 měsíci +6

      Same, this movie and Charlie and the Chocolate factory (2005)

    • Blue Black
      Blue Black Před 6 měsíci +4

      I am happy it helped you guys

    • 재키
      재키 Před 6 měsíci +7

      I hate seeing that "sensitivity readers" were hired to read his works and replace or remove words like "fat" or "crazy". It's INSANE (another word they wouldn't allow) to me that they are allowed to change his work.

  • JJ
    JJ Před 3 měsíci +45

    As a kid who was growing up in an abusive home with an addict Father, and no access to outside help, stories like James and the Giant Peach saved my life as a child. The story taught me that you can grow in a place, amongst people who do not value you, love you, or protect you, and still break free. That I could find a place, one day, around people who heard me and saw me and cared about me, and that we can build our own idea of family. And that even though nobody else may believe in me, that I could face scary, real things and survive them.
    The overarching theme of JatGP is that it is never too late to find friendship, love, and family, no matter how unworthy of these things you've been made to feel by others. All of RD's books focus on themes of fear, loss, abuse, hopelessness....and then finding your own joy and peace on the other side of them. While it would be wonderful if no child could ever relate to these themes, the reality is books and films like these are super important for the kids (and adults) who can.
    I dreampt of getting swept into a giant peach; I still do at 37 years old.

    • Veronica Rodriguez
      Veronica Rodriguez Před 19 dny +2

      I'm proud of you for choosing to go so far in life! Your incredibly strong, and rather beautiful ^^

    • Veronica Rodriguez
      Veronica Rodriguez Před 19 dny +1

      beautiful (I don't need to see you to know this)*

  • xxShinso<3xx
    xxShinso<3xx Před 6 měsíci +196

    After expecting the death of the parents I was not prepared for just hearing the narrator say with 100% seriousness “an angry rhinoceros appeared out of nowhere and gobbled up his poor mother and father” I lost it

    • Ultrabite
      Ultrabite Před 2 měsíci +15

      In my language, that line was way more terrifying because he said something more like "One day, this dangerous creature came from a storm, a dark rhinoceros, and devoured his parents! Their suffering barely lasted half a second"

  • AlejandroArroz
    AlejandroArroz Před 6 měsíci +460

    It's crazy how me and many other 90's kids would watch so many effed up movies and shows and didn't even bat an eye.
    I remember watching this movie in theaters when it came out and I loved it. I even slept like a baby that night. No traumas :)
    But now that I watch this video, I wonder how I didn't get more scared.

    • XtremeGaming
      XtremeGaming Před 6 měsíci +5

      I mean I grew up watching Rocko's Modern Life and that isnt really something for kids being so f'd up but was my favorite cartoon as a kid along with tmnt. Thats the thing with being a 90s kid. It was weird but it might just have been the best all around fun decade. We didnt give a crap. We grew up with Saturday Morning cartoons, arcades, and roller rinks. Hell most of the shows we watched was filled with induendos and looking back, still a good time.

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori Před 5 měsíci +3

      Same, I watched this movie tons as a kid and I don't recall any problems from it. I wish we had more kids movies like this nowadays! Not that we don't have any kids movies with dark stuff, but it's not quite the same _type_ of dark or scary (or outright creepy), and it's not the same level of "why did parents let their kids watch this".

    • Sebas
      Sebas Před 5 měsíci

      Same lol. I watched James and the Giant Peach like a million times as a kid and loved the world/characters. Slept like a baby every night

    • Pika Pi
      Pika Pi Před 5 měsíci

      Did you watch courage the cowardly dog? If so that show made you have no fear

    • encycl07pedia
      encycl07pedia Před 4 měsíci +1

      The Great Mouse Detective (basically anything with the bat or Ratigan) and Dumbo's "Elephants on Parade" were pure nightmare fuel (not the 90s, but that's when I watched them). I only watched TGMD a few times but I had to skip the first part until after the dad mouse was kidnapped.
      I'm not sure if it's good to be exposed to stuff like that as a kid, but kid's programming seems to have gotten much, much worse even if it's not scary in the slightest.

  • hjt091
    hjt091 Před 6 měsíci +2965

    3:25 If you're wondering why Dahl's children are all plucky heroes and his adults are negligent monsters, he went to an English boarding school in the 1920s.
    that really does explain everything

    • SofieTheMJFan
      SofieTheMJFan Před 6 měsíci +139

      😮 it all makes sense now

    • Kirakiralyra
      Kirakiralyra Před 6 měsíci +78

      😲it all makes sense

    • Noah Artis
      Noah Artis Před 6 měsíci +95

      Ah, say no more

    • Pheonixtail Dragonlore
      Pheonixtail Dragonlore Před 6 měsíci +150

      Yep, it explains a lot! Most kids back then probably had to deal with being beaten on a regular basis (oof)... 0_0

    • Arthas30000
      Arthas30000 Před 6 měsíci +49

      Omg this makes SO MUCH SENSE

  • Samantha Chen
    Samantha Chen Před 6 měsíci +191

    Ok the Rhino was one thing, but the truly scary part was the aunts arriving in New York. That scared the life out of me as a kid. Their bodies moved and looked like zombies.

    • Alexia Lopez
      Alexia Lopez Před 5 měsíci +4


    • NoriMori
      NoriMori Před 5 měsíci +9

      For real. Honestly it's their water-logged, partly crushed car pulling up, and the sound it makes, that really freaks me out.

  • A Foolish Fopdoodle
    A Foolish Fopdoodle Před 6 měsíci +162

    I don't know about anyone else, but the scenes with the shark and the pirates scared the shit out of me as a child, and they haunt me to this day.

    • Karma
      Karma Před 6 měsíci +4

      Same! I legit got nightmares from this movie…
      of that damned peach…

    • Shereena Najwa
      Shereena Najwa Před 4 měsíci +1

      samee and it stuck with me until now

    • Fallen Lotus
      Fallen Lotus Před 3 měsíci +1

      Aunt Spike and Sponge in James dream sequence gave me nightmares as a kid. That part was pretty bizarre but the art style looks badass.

  • Amalia
    Amalia Před 6 měsíci +156

    I was obsessed with this movie when I was little. I was always fascinated by creepy stuff like this though, like coraline for example, my lil brother at the time was not a fan, and every night for a few years was “scared of the big peach” which was just the shadow of his lampshade, and would have it moved every night😭💀

  • Taylor L
    Taylor L Před 6 měsíci +183

    I was one of the aunts in the musical and it’s definitely the most fever-dream nightmare inducing thing ever but I‘ve never had so much fun doing a show lmao

    • Taylor L
      Taylor L Před 6 měsíci +8

      Oh yeah - the end of the musical has the part where the aunts got crushed by the peach (and all the awful sound effects from the movie are in the musical too lol)

    • Summer Heart
      Summer Heart Před 4 měsíci +1


  • sassycourt 25
    sassycourt 25 Před 6 měsíci +80

    this movie is in such a niche genre. It's like on the line of looking like claymation and computer animation and they're so creepy 😭. They always have the most wild storylines too. Coraline, The Box Trolls, Dogs, and Kubo definitely fall in this genre too.

  • Trina Q
    Trina Q Před 6 měsíci +1456

    I love how it blended live action with stop motion animation, which really holds up for 1996.

    • SocialExperiment
      SocialExperiment Před 6 měsíci +34

      Exactly! It really still looks good unlike cgi which would have looked terrible. I love this movie.

    • R P
      R P Před 6 měsíci +11

      Dude. I remember dying from wanting to see this as a kid- from the adverts.
      Watching this video and seeing the aesthetic is one of the few times where I feel like I can high five my younger self for good tastes.
      The visuals are beautiful and nightmarish.

    • Alex Aesthetics
      Alex Aesthetics Před 2 měsíci

      ​@nitely2345 they actually did use cgi for the shark

  • Eden
    Eden Před 6 měsíci +106

    When I was a teenager and I rewatched this, I thought it was a metaphor for a kid getting into drugs but with a happy connotation. He unfortunately turns to drugs at a young age due to the death of his parents and abusive home life and thus meets a group of drugees that were very close knit like a family. Each one of them were very strange, like a band of misfits, but they were all very kind and took him into their group, letting them stay at their lil makeshift shack and getting him away from his abusive aunts.

    • naan
      naan Před 6 měsíci +12

      That's a really interesting interpretation!! My mind is blown now

    • Christian Rojas
      Christian Rojas Před 11 dny +1

      I wouldnt say druggies necessarilly but people from street life, like circus people or care free artists

  • Rei Zak
    Rei Zak Před 6 měsíci +433

    I loved this movie as a kid and it was the first novel I ever read as a kid. My dad bought it for me and wrote little notes on all of the pictures. It's one of my prized possessions to this day.

    • A Foolish Fopdoodle
      A Foolish Fopdoodle Před 6 měsíci +16

      That's really cute :) it reminds me of how my little sister used to scribble on our DVD cases. Our copy of Gnomeo and Juliet has mustaches on literally everyone

    • Jack of Spades
      Jack of Spades Před 6 měsíci +4


    • Abbi Normi
      Abbi Normi Před 5 měsíci +2

      Thank you for this idea for my kids one day.

  • Pretty Mess
    Pretty Mess Před 6 měsíci +61

    This was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I never questioned how the aunts drove across the ocean either. 😅

  • Shota Pit
    Shota Pit Před 6 měsíci +64

    This was one of my favourite movies as a little kid. I watched it for the first time in 1st grade, which was in 2001. I don't remember why we watched it but I was one of the few kids that just absolutely loved the movie. I've always been into the "scarier" stuff as a kid even when they'd give me awful nightmares that I still think about to this day, so it's not surprising that I loved this movie so much

  • An Error Has Occurred
    An Error Has Occurred Před 6 měsíci +38

    This was a _huge_ comfort movie for me when I was younger, and if that doesn’t paint a picture of the type of kid I was then idk what does 💀

  • amanda-lee marie
    amanda-lee marie Před 6 měsíci +1635

    This movie definitely scarred me as a kid. That rhino was terrifying when I was 8

    • Trina Q
      Trina Q Před 6 měsíci +23

      Agreed, it was only the opening scene, yet it definitely made an impression.

    • Ignochomp99
      Ignochomp99 Před 6 měsíci +23

      I wasn't scared of the Rhino as a kid no wonder what I was scared of as a kid:
      Oompa Loompas!
      Even the remake of Tim Burton when I was a kid I scared of that to.

    • Tyrannometrodude
      Tyrannometrodude Před 6 měsíci +4

      I used to think the rhino was ho-

    • Random Dude
      Random Dude Před 6 měsíci +11


      REPO MANTIS! Před 6 měsíci +2

      Every time it came in the move I ran away, so scary

  • Trinity Riddell
    Trinity Riddell Před 6 měsíci +81

    The movie that terrified me as a kid was "Chicken Run" I haven't seen it since I was little. But it'd be interesting to see a review of it now

    • Shannon Doren
      Shannon Doren Před 6 měsíci +5

      I loved that movie growing up! Lol

    • m
      m Před 6 měsíci +2

      That movie was fire

    • Koriand'r Of The Stars
      Koriand'r Of The Stars Před 6 měsíci +3

      "What ya gonna need to make it over that fence is THRUST!" 😂

    • Richard Chikosi
      Richard Chikosi Před 6 měsíci +1

      My parents didn’t let me see it growing up

  • sofia
    sofia Před 6 měsíci +12

    i wish more movies looked like this one in the way the direction is pretty camp and dreamlike, they really play around with colors, textures, props and setting. it looks very homemade and endearing while standing out, like what you would imagine while reading the book

  • Jillian Dickinson
    Jillian Dickinson Před 6 měsíci +11

    I loved this movie as a kid. I also watched it again recently as an adult and man, so terrifying lol. I'm also into horror movie and the tall/thin Aunt is one of the scariest things I've ever seen. Props to the makeup team.

  • Liam Warner
    Liam Warner Před 6 měsíci +18

    The ending makes perfect sense to me. Your a new Yorker going about your daily happily convinced there's no such thing as magic or monster. Then this kid arrives on a giant peach accompanied by sentient talking bugs and pursued by mysterious undead women who's skin cracks. Are you going to be the one who tells him to leave or are you just going to leave him alone with the hope he'll one day decide to take his bugs somewhere else?

  • C
    C Před 6 měsíci +82

    I adored this movie as a kid. It was horrifyingly comforting.

  • freitasgst
    freitasgst Před 6 měsíci +824

    I always thought that the rhino death part was something that James' brain translated to him because the real reason was too complex for a kid to understand. Like, as if Rhino is the name of some brand that makes machines or whatever and he understood as and imagined the animal cuz he is a kid and that's what he knows.

    • Rebe Law
      Rebe Law Před 6 měsíci +78

      This is actually a great theory

    • Liam Warner
      Liam Warner Před 6 měsíci +53

      I admit when i first saw this I thought the Rhino was going to turn out to be Aunt Sponge

    • F F
      F F Před 6 měsíci +104

      In the book it was a rhino escaped from the zoo that ate his parents, but I always had the theory that this was a lie his aunts told him because a rhino might gore you or trample you to death but they don't eat meat.

    • Shannon Doren
      Shannon Doren Před 6 měsíci +72

      I always thought it was a storm that he manifested as a rhino because of the way they portray it in the movie it looks like a storm, but I have always been confused what it was actually supposed to mean.

    • An Error Has Occurred
      An Error Has Occurred Před 6 měsíci +37

      Ironically, I always thought it was a way to make the death of James’ parents _less_ scary bc no child is seriously going to worry about their parents being eaten by a rhino. Until the movie turned it into a goddamn demon anyway.

    PLAGUEHOWDY Před 6 měsíci +24

    Ahhh I love that you're doing more stop motion films despite the issues your Coraline video caused you! Great vid as always! Absolutely can't wait for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Michael Ward
    Michael Ward Před 6 měsíci +13

    James And The Giant Peach is an absolute classic, and the original The Witches film is brilliant too! I loved reading Roald Dahl books when I was a kid! Flat Stanley was probably my favourite!

  • Angie Lara
    Angie Lara Před 6 měsíci +12

    I feel like there were a lot of movies in the 90s that had this sort of creepy vibe so it wasn’t that weird to me. One movie that did terrify me but that I also loved as a kid was Legend (the one with Tom Cruise).

    ANYAAA Před 6 měsíci +5

    I actually do love these creepy children movies. It makes them more exciting. And I think the purpose of these movies is to give hope to children who may be abused or mistreated or who have/had a shitty childhood.

  • El Camino
    El Camino Před 6 měsíci +14

    This was actually something that huanted me in my childhood. I don't know when or where I saw this but for a long time I thought it was just a nightmare I had once... thank you for reminding me of my nightmares 😅

  • Maria Ah
    Maria Ah Před 6 měsíci +502

    I was OBSESSED with this movie as a kid. Terrified, of course, but also completely obsessed. To this day it's still very comforting to me, even if it remains deeply unsettling as well lol

    • SofieTheMJFan
      SofieTheMJFan Před 6 měsíci +5

      Same lol

    • C
      C Před 6 měsíci +3

      Same here, I dunno what it is about it lol

    • mia mia
      mia mia Před 6 měsíci +1


    • Baileigh B
      Baileigh B Před 6 měsíci +1

      That’s how I feel about nightmare before Christmas!! I’ve never seen this movie tbh but I get it 🖤

    • WildRabiea
      WildRabiea Před 6 měsíci

      I have never heard or seen this story before and as an adult I'm very confused 😅

  • The Lone Sage
    The Lone Sage Před 6 měsíci +8

    I still got that "we're family song" stuck in my head. Was this movie weird yes? But is it classic yes! Movies like this made me like that stop motion claymation style. Such as chicken run, Wallace and grommet, Carlin, nightmare before Christmas etc(clay fighters). It was fun being a kid in the 90s.

    • SusantheRestorer
      SusantheRestorer Před měsícem

      Fun fact: Chicken Run and Wallace And Gromit were both actual stop-motion clay animation movies .

  • Octoberlassie
    Octoberlassie Před 6 měsíci +8

    This is definitely one of those movies that scarred me as a kid. For a long time I was convinced that a giant rhinoceros was going to come out of the clouds and eat my parents.

  • Sunspot Mill
    Sunspot Mill Před 6 měsíci +4

    This was one of my favorite stop motion movies as a kid growing up in the 90s! I had fond memories of both this movie and The Nightmare Before Christmas. They actually first gave me a newfound appreciation for these types of stop motion animation with gothic aesthetics. There used to be a lot of stop motion animation in the 90s and that decade seem like the golden age for stop motion. The medium sadly kind of became less common after the mid-2000s. However, I think this decade is starting to feel like a small comeback for stop-motion animation films (mostly through streaming services).

  • Astrachill
    Astrachill Před 6 měsíci +14

    I love this movie, it's weird, but heartwarming. It's a great movie and it was a masterpiece. There needs to be more movies like this. At first its scary, but over time it gets more beautiful. All of my favorite movies are weird, but cool. What I watch is Alice in Wonderland, This Movie, and Coraline. Tim Burton movies are masterpieces.

    • Charles 12
      Charles 12 Před 5 měsíci

      Except neither this nor coraline are tim burton movies

    • Astrachill
      Astrachill Před 5 měsíci

      @Charles 12 well it was animated by tim burton.

    • Astrachill
      Astrachill Před 5 měsíci

      @Charles 12 and also i didnt mean alice in wonderland was a tim burton movie

    • Charles 12
      Charles 12 Před 5 měsíci

      @Astrachill it was produced by burton, but directed by Henry Selick, who also did coraline

  • Sunspot Mill
    Sunspot Mill Před 6 měsíci +3

    You just unlock a piece of my childhood memory with this movie!
    Speaking of 90s animated movies that felt like fever dreams, I'd like to see you review The Pagemaster next! It stars a certain Home Alone kid...

  • Gabe
    Gabe Před 6 měsíci +574

    I love the stop motion animation style that goes kind of under the radar nowadays

    • Carter Lovejoy
      Carter Lovejoy Před 6 měsíci +29

      Stop motion animation and traditional animation need to be utilized more. CG animation is super overused these days.

    • Ignochomp99
      Ignochomp99 Před 6 měsíci +9

      I feel like every 90s/2000s kid grew up with Stop Motion heck even I and I'm very talented in doin Stop Motion since I still love the the style it's very underrated nowadays.

    • Eli Roland
      Eli Roland Před 6 měsíci +5

      I know I think the best animation style is stop motion

    • John Schwalb
      John Schwalb Před 6 měsíci +4

      Its not under the radar, its just so expensive and cgi has gotten so good and cheap people think the lego movies are stop motion.

    • Emperor Trevor Norton
      Emperor Trevor Norton Před 6 měsíci +2

      It is one of the best styles of animation that doesn't involve paper

  • Mo's World
    Mo's World Před 6 měsíci +11

    James and the giant peach was the first creepy movie for kids I saw and it put me on a path of loving creepy things. After that I saw courage the cowardly dog, invader Zim, ahh real monsters, nightmare before Christmas etc. I love them all

  • Raptor Red
    Raptor Red Před 6 měsíci +3

    I loved this movie as a kid and yeah Ms. Spider was literally the hottest character in the movie. I’m surprised to hear years later that Ms. Ladybug was played by Daphne Moon from frasier herself Jane Leaves. She’s great in this. Love the stop motion stuff here but oof those aunts are terrifying. Weird movie. A cloud demon rhino took James’s parents which confused me as a kid like....what? Love this movie

  • GtotheOria
    GtotheOria Před 6 měsíci +5

    I always wanted to be able to try that peach, despite the sound effects they made it look so delicious lol

  • Crazy People on Sunday
    Crazy People on Sunday Před 3 měsíci +1

    I saw this movie a few times as a kid, & I still remember the evil-rhinoceros storm cloud-thing, but I did NOT remember how straight forward and blunt the narrator was about how his parents died. Like, I was thinking about the rhino-cloud about a week or so ago & I was wondering if their was actually a rhino-aspect, or if my memory was distorted & I was remembering that aspect being more prominant in the death of the main character's parents than was actually the case, but, nope, I was remembering just fine.

  • Heeyyyy
    Heeyyyy Před 5 měsíci +3

    Straight up traumatized me as a kid. I literally got the *worst* fear of bugs after watching this movie.

  • Maddy M
    Maddy M Před 6 měsíci +655

    The last Unicorn is another children's movie that absolutely terrified me when i was a kid. Would love to see that review.

      HAULINGWOLF AMV 2.0 Před 6 měsíci +24

      i watched it when i was 11. i like the song.

    • mongoosedaloaf
      mongoosedaloaf Před 6 měsíci +18

      I still have that film somewhere, I loved it but there where some unsettling bits

    • ゼフィロ // Zefiro
      ゼフィロ // Zefiro Před 6 měsíci +11

      Oh, God; not the tree!

    • NotDrSeward
      NotDrSeward Před 6 měsíci +6

      I mean, valid?

    • Karl Brown
      Karl Brown Před 6 měsíci +14

      Not the giant, nightmarish, flaming red bull!
      That whole movie unsettled me the older I got.

  • Queen Ursula
    Queen Ursula Před 6 měsíci

    My After school program made me watch this thing like repeatedly. And I remember being miserible throughout. I was so afraid of bugs I struggled to even deal with even the stop motion, the night-crawlers made me sick, the "plot" was too much of a fever dream for me to connect with, also I think this was the first time I'd been introduced to the existence of child abuse & I was shattered!

  • Anna Rimarcik
    Anna Rimarcik Před 2 měsíci

    Despite how scared I was of this movie as a child, I still really loved it and how wholesome it was for me. ❤

  • Jessica
    Jessica Před 6 měsíci +6

    I remember my second grade class (1998?)watched this movie after reading the book and my mom sent a note to my teacher requesting I go to another classroom because she didn’t want me watching the movie. Over 20 years later I still have never watched it. Thank you for this random closure I didn’t know I needed 😂I feel like I didn’t miss much 🤣

  • Juice Reveal
    Juice Reveal Před 5 měsíci

    I absolutely love James and the giant peach. We read the book first then watched this very movie after the freaking pop quiz we had to take.... In elementary school. Either way, although it looked a bit weird it was a great memory of mine. Thanks for the nostalgia

  • That Guy
    That Guy Před 6 měsíci +289

    James and the giant peach was an actual fever dream.

  • travelwithbec
    travelwithbec Před 6 měsíci +4

    I was absolutely terrified of the rhino! Also never realised Miriam Margolyes was one of the aunts!!

  • Jesper ;Livid;
    Jesper ;Livid; Před 6 měsíci +5

    James and The Giant Peach is still one of my favorite movies to this day and always has been, I found only the pirate part and the aunts (and the shark and rhino, oh my!) very horrifying. the centipede was always my absolute favorite. I adore the art and film style. The "James" song I sing to myself all the time, along with "Family".

  • CatchtheBall
    CatchtheBall Před 6 měsíci +1

    This move legitimately traumatized me at age 9. Multiple weeks in a row I would wake up in a cold sweat after nightmares about being James in this movie. I rewatched it a few weeks ago it was the weirdest thing ever, thanks for bringing back those memories Alex.

  • Sophie Zadpoerozny
    Sophie Zadpoerozny Před 6 měsíci +4

    I haven't watched this movie in like 11 years, I vaguely remember it. I'm glad I watched this before seeing the movie again I can't believe I didn't get nightmares from this. My parents hate it so that's probably why I never really watched it. Thank you Alex for making this

  • SaturnsLastRing
    SaturnsLastRing Před 4 měsíci +3

    I adored this movie as a child. I didn't realize it scared people until I got to college and someone mentioned it was the only movie they could not watch.

  • Ernesto Chacon
    Ernesto Chacon Před 6 měsíci +429

    Interestingly, _James and the Giant Peach_ was my first stop motion film I watched, prior before watching _"The Nightmare Before Christmas"_ and the funny thing is at the time when I first watched this film It didn't occurred to me that the Pirate Captain that kidnapped Mr. Centipede was Jack Skellington, so when I re-watched the film for the second time years later after seeing _The Nightmare Before Christmas_ for the first time ever, I said to myself, _"Hey that Pirate Captain looks like Jack Skellington._ Even Jack Skellington wasn't the only Disney cameo, cause Donald Duck himself also appears in this film as a Skeleton Pirate.
    Finally, this film was my introduction to Roald Dahl, however when I was a Kid when I first watched _James and the Giant Peach_ I wasn't to familiar with Roald Dahl nor did I realize that this along with the film adaptations of _Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,_ _The Witches_ from 1990 (starring Angelica Huston) and _Matilda_ were also books and also by the author, Roald Dahl. So it wasn't until the 3rd/4th grade during Elementary School years later when our class read The BFG and James and the Giant Peach where I became familiar with Roald Dahl as an author and that both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James And the Giant Peach, The BFG, The Witches, The Twits, Fantastic Mr. Fox and his various children's books he's written were done by the same person.

    • Ptolémée Sélénion
      Ptolémée Sélénion Před 6 měsíci +3


    • Jace Johnson
      Jace Johnson Před 6 měsíci +1

      I ain’t reading alat

    • BJ Rosen
      BJ Rosen Před 6 měsíci +2

      And the thing is... even after he wrote all those books, no one thought to intervene and get that poor man some help.

    • Unprofessional Professor
      Unprofessional Professor Před 6 měsíci

      An enthralling tale; surely worthy of a retelling, someday!

  • Cocoboco
    Cocoboco Před 6 měsíci

    I am so glad you did this video. My dad who was an avid van of Henry Sellick's work played this for me as a small child and it terrified for me life. Even now nearing 30 that I am still terrified of the rhino in the thunder.

  • ashley nahay
    ashley nahay Před 6 měsíci +2

    I remember for the longest time I was terrified of this movie and no one believed me when I told them the plot of the movie. It took me YEARS to find the movie again

  • Matthew Brakefield
    Matthew Brakefield Před 6 měsíci +2

    This movie caused absolute fever dream nightmares for me as a child and I am still freaked out by it!

  • SharpScales
    SharpScales Před 3 měsíci

    As someone who has finally rewatched the movie after many years since we watched the movie after finishing a 'school wide readalong' in elementary school (and totally not simping for Grasshopper the whole time) this movie was certainly...something. I must admit, the stop motion was very well done, however uncanny the designs were

  • MJasked
    MJasked Před 2 měsíci +1

    I remember watching this movie as a kid, and forgetting all about the rhinoceros. Completely caught me off guard😂

  • SocialExperiment
    SocialExperiment Před 6 měsíci +178

    These kind of movies always hurt the most as adults cause you look back at the kid you were as that time that related to how these kids were treated, with adults not just being abusive but down right went out of their way to humiliate you, and you feel so bad for how helpless you were. I love this movie. It hurts to watch the older I get but I still like to go back to it every now and then. I love Roahl Dahl books overall.

    • Lauren Wilson
      Lauren Wilson Před 6 měsíci +14

      I'm pretty sure the reason I loved it so much as a kid was because of how much I related to James, and as an adult now it is so sad rewatching it and realizing how much the adults in my life failed me.

  • Maria Skabardonis
    Maria Skabardonis Před 5 měsíci

    I remember when my first grade teacher read the book and I was telling the story to everyone I knew family family friends lol and everyone would always look at me in side eye when I talk about parents eaten by rhinoceros. I think my Dad once asked did they find the rhinoceros at Harrods I thought it was a crazy Ronald Dahl thing lol. In the book the parents die on a London trip. This is a good adaptation and I enjoy it. Still I wonder how I wasent more terrified

  • Spacefloop
    Spacefloop Před 6 měsíci +3

    This used to be my favorite movie when I was a kid but now that I look back at it, this movie was insane!

  • Bloom To Grow
    Bloom To Grow Před 8 dny

    I remember I’d get emotional seeing him take a bite of the peach and seeing the pleasure on his face for the first time 😢 I hated the thought of a child being starved and neglected. I was so little at the time when this came out. I was obsessed with it and still am.

  • Anonymous_fauna49
    Anonymous_fauna49 Před 6 měsíci +1

    Yo I loved this movie as a kid! I drove my mom crazy with it. Although I have to agree it’s just bizzare and a bit creepy
    Like what made it creepy for me is the aunts (especially how they looked) and the underwater skeleton scene with the centipede when he fought the skeletons, jeez that gave me nightmares
    But yeah this movie has a warm place my heart 😊

  • Line
    Line Před 6 měsíci +2

    I remember reading this book multiple times and absolutely loving it

  • Brandon Spain
    Brandon Spain Před 6 měsíci +224

    Hell yeah! I loved this movie as a kid. I wasn't scared by it as a kid since I was already exposed to The Dark Crystal, Beetlejuice and such, but this was a movie I would love to watch religiously as a kid, and especially near the fall season, so it does hold a special place in my heart. And I would even go as far to say it's an extremely underrated gem of 90s Disney movies and stop motion movies in general.
    Oh, sidenote, wanna know how James's parents were killed in the book? They were taking James to the zoo and a rhino broke out of it's cage and ate them. And no, it doesn't even appear in the rest of the story. it's somehow more jarring than the movie because rhinos aren't carnivores. How the peach lands in NYC Is by the military. (Like how they did in Nightmare Before Christmas.) But there were no villains or any risks during their journey at the end so the movie benefited this with a real antagonist to create conflict. I always interpret the rhino as a manifestation of James's fear that the aunts made up and perhaps his parents died in an accident or whatever, and since then, James was always haunted by this entity since then until he learns to stand up to his literal childhood trauma.

  • K A
    K A Před 6 měsíci +10

    The beginning of this movie was so horrifying as a kid. But now I can't stop giggling at eaten by rhino.
    Also your reminder that before he wrote kids books he wrote adult stuff too some mysterys and even stuff that ran in playboy. If you are curious look into it. We remember him for the kids books but he was fairly accomplished there too.

    • K A
      K A Před 6 měsíci

      Esio trot is my favorite story

  • Herhinney
    Herhinney Před 6 měsíci

    OK but in this movies defense, I was obsessed with this movie and was terrified of Jack Skelington because he was the model for the badguy until I was like 12 lol Its just the weird gothic surreal story that makes no sense but a kid hears "yeah a giant sky rhino" and you're like "oh yeah, that totally checks out, gotta keep a lookout for those or they'll eat your parents" Its so campy and surreal its a lot of fun and even as an adult I think the special effects and the animation still holds up

  • Julio Amado
    Julio Amado Před 6 měsíci +1

    I'm so glad you made this video. It's one of my son's favorites. He loves bugs and loves the songs. I hesitated to show it to him because it is admittedly super creepy at times, but the good outweighs the bad and now "That's The Life" was my top Spotify Year in Review song lol

  • Nova Millett
    Nova Millett Před 6 měsíci +1

    I grew up in a dual national household, my father having grown up in England and was in boarding school from ages 7 to 18, he related a lot to “boy” Roald Dahl’s autobiography and my personal favorite book ever. I read it every year and it brings so much comfort.

  • 22 Hammy
    22 Hammy Před 6 měsíci

    These creepy stop motion tim bitten style films get creepier the older you get for some reason. I was always a little creeped out by them as a kid but when you rewatch it as an adult, it's insanely creepy. Corpse Bride still gives me nightmares. There's just something off and eery about this style and it's the same vibe I get from tim Burton films like Beetlejuice.

  • Cierra
    Cierra Před 6 měsíci +334

    James and the Giant Peach probably stuck with the most but I swear its the most obscure fever dream of a movie I ever watched as a kid lol

    • SofieTheMJFan
      SofieTheMJFan Před 6 měsíci

      Yup lol

    • Jenny
      Jenny Před 6 měsíci +5

      You should watch Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure. That movie made me feel like I was on acid before I knew what being on acid was like.

    • Alisa Ruggles
      Alisa Ruggles Před 6 měsíci

      So true, the other one that gave me that vibe was Labyrinth, hot damn.

  • Eshe Dyson
    Eshe Dyson Před 6 měsíci

    Okay, so I love this movie and I was just patiently waiting for you to start cackling when they said how the parents died. As usual, you did not disappoint!! 😂😂

  • kamiko mikaze
    kamiko mikaze Před 6 měsíci

    In high school we did this play and I was costume and makeup! I gave everything a slightly modern spin but I was so fun to do this darker visual theme with whacky antics haha, I also played glow worm and he had a giant peach set piece 💕

  • Skye123
    Skye123 Před 6 měsíci +6

    I loved this movie as a kid still one of favorite stop motions today!

  • marabanara
    marabanara Před 6 měsíci

    I think Alex needs to learn about a couple of Australian children's gems: Dirt Girl World (the weird sort of animated version... it was later made live action, but even that was... odd) which is relatively recent, and something from my 90s childhood, The Ferals. Yes, I also grew up with Round The Twist. It was.. a lot.

  • JasperArt
    JasperArt Před 6 měsíci +3

    This movie WAS my childhood! I am very surprised my parents let us watch it but to this day I still love it ^^

  • Kiwi Fruit
    Kiwi Fruit Před 6 měsíci +144

    I remember watching this movie back in 5th grade, my whole class including me watched it and had to do a project about it. I vaguely remember having a nightmare after that day about the movie and I never wanted to eat or be in close proximity with a peach, mainly because I was scared if insects were in them and I wouldn’t know
    So this brought back some good old memories
    Keep up the good work Alex, you never fail to amuse me when watching your videos

    • K A
      K A Před 6 měsíci +1

      Honestly I've never considered it but I definitely avoid whole peaches

  • Roselynloveslife
    Roselynloveslife Před 6 měsíci +2

    I literally laughed along while watching Alex Meyers roast this movie 😂😂

  • Carla Ferracini
    Carla Ferracini Před 6 měsíci

    Alex, I've watched this movie when it came out. It horrified me back then. It took me until this year to find the courage to listen to the audiobook

  • JannieJubilee
    JannieJubilee Před 6 měsíci +2

    I remember my brother and I loved this movie - yes, we're totally well-adjusted adults 👀

  • MARIA 😎
    MARIA 😎 Před 6 měsíci

    Watching this as a child game me nightmares. The first time I watched it as a 7 year old kid, I was terrified of the aunts and rhino. I forced myself to not watch the movie. Took me 4 years to get over the fear 😂😂😂. I love the movie though!! ❤

  • The Misfit Owl
    The Misfit Owl Před měsícem

    As a kid, I read the book years before the movie came out and no joke, when I saw the movie and the aunts showed up at the last, I was kinda like, "Wait didn't they already die?" 🤣🤣🤣
    Growing up reading Roald Dahl books was the actual best thing ever.

  • Rii Bon
    Rii Bon Před 6 měsíci +118

    James and the Giant Peach was my favourite movie as a kid! The animation really appealed to me. Didn't even know it was a Tim Burton movie but I get that explains a lot lol

    • Boomboom
      Boomboom Před 6 měsíci +14

      Henry selick* movie. Just like the nightmare before Christmas and coralline. Alex even said it at the beginning of the video. Tim Burton unfairly gets all the praise.

    • Rii Bon
      Rii Bon Před 6 měsíci +2

      @Boomboom Sorry, my bad!

  • Cherrie Getison
    Cherrie Getison Před 6 měsíci

    Fun fact- Laika orginally started out as Will Wheaton Studios. After Travis Knight got a small lil' job there, he then got his Nike dad to do a corporate takeover, forced Will Wheaton out, and made himself head of the studio. And the reason there was a huge gap between Missing Link and their next movie wasn't because the studio was short on cash from box office bombs (Nike money). It's because Travis Knight wanted to direct Bumblebee and didn't want Laika to operate without him there. In case you thought this was some nice lil' independent studio trying to make its way in the world, scraping by with the help of monetization claims.

  • NotTheBrightestToad
    NotTheBrightestToad Před 6 měsíci

    This was one of my favorite films growing up! But my siblings and parents hated it and so I rarely got to watch it. But I thought it was funny and was just amazing. Still do. 😊

  • Jayda Mann
    Jayda Mann Před 4 měsíci

    Okay, so I loved this movie as a kid, like a kid kid maybe 6 or 7, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember a single detail from it. All I remember is that I couldn't watch it with my brother because it scared the crap out of him. Watching this video helped my memory not at all, but it made me realize why my brother hated it so much. This might be the single scariest movie ever made. Like this makes the Exorcist seem like it was made by Disney kind of scary.

  • Xeracia
    Xeracia Před 6 měsíci

    My oldest was obsessed with this movie when she was little. We watched it at least twice a day. It disturbed me even then but she'd cry if we didn't put it on to watch

  • Beauty
    Beauty Před 6 měsíci +330

    I was obsessed with this movie as a child I'm pretty sure I watched it 50+ times

    • Delsa Lopez
      Delsa Lopez Před 6 měsíci +9


    • Zach Brookes
      Zach Brookes Před 6 měsíci +7

      50+ times? Ha, I wore the tape out!

    • Beauty
      Beauty Před 6 měsíci +6

      @zbr76 it's probably more than that lmao it was like the only thing I would watch

    • Taylor Ludwig
      Taylor Ludwig Před 6 měsíci +2

      Same!! I loved it!

    • RunningWithDeer
      RunningWithDeer Před 6 měsíci +2

      I still love it

  • Andee Harry
    Andee Harry Před 6 měsíci

    Thanks for sharing this, not seen this in years, and you know, I was a little shocked that this book and film is now part of the long list of banned material in US...and I often wondered why. It isn't because of it's dark nature.....but somehow it promotes ''mysticism, sexual inferences (spider), profanity, racism, references tobacco, disobedience, drugs, communism, suspicious behaviour, bad language, anti family, lude and suspicious behaviour''. Oh yes, I just looked this up to make an accurate statement and sometimes you have to wonder you know.

    ANYAAA Před 6 měsíci

    Kelsey and you are very cultured people 😂 At least you guys do it together. Watching together I mean.

  • Jessie Rose
    Jessie Rose Před 6 měsíci +3

    just started the video but I have to comment, I was OBSSESED with this movie when I was younger. I would eat orange jello because it looked like the inside of the peach.

  • Apple Sauce
    Apple Sauce Před 28 dny

    So I am pretty sure I had suppressed the memories of watching this movie until today--ThAnks! I don't know why my grandma thought this was a great kids movie for my little sister and I to watch when we came over to visit.

  • kalicia webb
    kalicia webb Před 6 měsíci

    As weird as this movie is this was my favorite movie as a kid, and you made it 10x funnier 😂🤣🤣

  • Sakura Stardust
    Sakura Stardust Před 6 měsíci +65

    I used to love this movie, I hoped you'd do a video on it, this movie was practically my childhood
    Also, you're very right about how 90% of grown-ups in Roald Dahl books are monsters [I should know, my Mum named me after one of the characters so I had to read all the books a million times]
    Roald Dahl's childhood had a lot of nasty sweetshop owners, teachers etc, so that's probably where he got the inspiration

    • Deen
      Deen Před 6 měsíci +3

      Which character? Oh god, is your name Verucca?

    • Sakura Stardust
      Sakura Stardust Před 6 měsíci +6

      @Deen No! Don't worry it's Matilda

    • Andy Winslow
      Andy Winslow Před 6 měsíci +3

      Oh good. She loved you. If it was Augustis I'd worry.

  • seireidoragon
    seireidoragon Před 4 měsíci

    As a kid, I loved this movie but there was one scene that always terrified me. It's been too long since I last saw the movie so I don't remember which one but I watched this movie over and over but would always hide for that one scene.

  • Ash Brooks
    Ash Brooks Před 6 měsíci +2

    I loved this movie as a kid and I tried explaining it to someone and it was like explaining a dream.

  • Imani Scott
    Imani Scott Před 2 měsíci

    I have always thought this movie was weird. I rewatched it as an adult some years ago and my whole mind was “Wtf?!” And after every single thing I saw in this movie the aunts driving from England to NYC was the craziest part.

  • TheLonePianist
    TheLonePianist Před 6 měsíci +2

    When you read the book, it doesn't sound as crazy as one might imagine. But seeing the movie, it makes it seem even weirder.

  • bush baby
    bush baby Před 6 měsíci +3

    I watched this movie so much as a kid, it's so nostaglic. I loved it and watched it all the time