El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

James and the Giant Peach

Plaza Family
Monday, July 22
Philanthropy Theatre

James and the Giant Peach is a captivating stop-motion animated film that appeals to both families and animation enthusiasts alike. Directed by Henry Selick, who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas, this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved tale brings the magical story to life. It follows young James as he escapes his oppressive aunts and embarks on a fantastical journey inside a giant peach, meeting a host of charming characters along the way. The film features a memorable score by Randy Newman, enhancing the enchanting atmosphere, and showcases a masterful blend of live-action and puppetry. With its imaginative storytelling, stunning visuals, and heartwarming themes, James and the Giant Peach remains a timeless classic. It is a testament to the enduring power of creativity and adventure, making it a must-watch for audiences of all ages. El Paso filmmaker Zach Passero (The Weird Kidz) interned on this Disney film. — Emily Sotomayor

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Rated: PG