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An adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story. The animated central section is sandwiched by stylised live-action sequences and it beautifully captures the book's free-floating, fantastic sense of adventure and wonder. Forced into a life of drudgery by his evil aunts, Sponge and Spiker (Margolyes and Lumley), orphan James dreams of escape to New York. An old man (Postlethwaite) appears and gives the boy a jigging handful of fluorescent, magical crocodile tongues, a dead peach tree bears a gigantic find out more...