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General Details

  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Color: Technicolor
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • 1.66 : 1 (animation ratio)
    • 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
  • Produced by: Walt Disney Pictures / Allied Filmmakers / Skellington Productions Inc.
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures

Awards

  • Nominated for 1997 Oscar (USA)
    • Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score – Randy Newman
      • Lost to Emma – Rachel Portman
  • Nominated for 1997 Saturn Award (USA)
    • Best Fantasy Film
      • Dragonheart
  • Won for 1997 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
    • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Nominated for 1996 Annie Award (USA)
    • Best Animated Feature
      • Toy Story
    • Best Individual Achievement: Directing – Henry Selick
      • Lost to Toy Story – John Lasseter
    • Best Individual Achievement: Music – Randy Newman
      • Lost to Toy Story – Randy Newman
    • Best Individual Achievement: Producing – Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi
      • Lost to Toy Story – Bonnie Arnold, Ralph Guggenheim
    • Best Individual Achievement: Storyboarding – Joe Ranft
      • Lost to A Pinky & the Brain Christmas – Barry Caldwell
    • Best Individual Achievement: Voice Acting – Richard Dreyfuss
      • Lost to Pinky & the Brain – Rob Paulsen
    • Best Individual Achievement: Writing – Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom
      • Lost to Toy Story – Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
  • Nominated for 1997 CFCA (USA)
    • Best Original Score – Randy Newman
      • Lost to Fargo – Carter Burwell
  • Won for 1997 DFWFCA (USA)
    • Best Animated Film
  • Won for 1996 KFCFCC (USA)
    • Best Animated Film
  • Nominated for 1997 Golden Satellite Award (USA)
    • Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
      • Lost to The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Won for 1997 Young Artist Award (USA)
    • Best Family Feature – Animation or Special Effects
  • Nominated for 1997 Young Artist Award (USA)
    • Best Performance in a Voiceover – Young Artist – Paul Terry
      • Lost to The Adventures of Pinocchio – Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Cast

Credits order:

  • Simon Callow as Grasshopper (voice)
  • Richard Dreyfuss as Centipede (voice)
  • Jane Leeves as Ladybug (voice)
  • Joanna Lumley as Aunt Spiker
  • Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Sponge / The Glowworm (voice)
  • Pete Postlethwaite as Old Man
  • Susan Sarandon as Spider (voice)
  • Paul Terry as James
  • David Thewlis as Earthworm (voice)
  • J. Stephen Coyle as Reporter #2
  • Steven Culp as James’ Father
  • Cirocco Dunlap as Girl With Telescope
  • Michael Girardin as Reporter #1
  • Tony Haney as Reporter #3
  • Kathryn Howell as Woman in Bathrobe
  • Chae Kirby as Newsboy
  • Jeff Mosely as Hard Hat Man
  • Al Nalbandian as Cabby
  • Emily Rosen as Innocent Girl
  • Mike Starr as Beat Cop
  • Susan Turner-Cray as James’ Mother
  • Mario Yedidia as Street Kid

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Jeff Bennett as Centipede (singing voice)
  • Bob Dini as Milkman
  • Sally Stevens as Glowworm (singing voice)

Crew

  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Writers: Roald Dahl (original book), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay), Steve Bloom (screenplay)
  • Cinematography by: Pete Kozachik (director of photography – animation), Hiro Narita (director of photography – live action)
  • Art Direction by: Bill Boes, Kendal Cronkhite, Blake Russell, Lane Smith (uncredited)
  • Production Design by: Harley Jessup
  • Music by: Randy Newman
  • Costume Design by: Julie Slinger
  • Film Editing by: Stan Webb
  • Produced by: Tim Burton (producer), Denise Di Novi (producer), Jake Eberts (executive producer), John Engel (co-producer), Brian Rosen (co-producer), Henry Selick (co-producer)

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Business

  • Budget: $38m (estimated)
  • Gross:
    • $28,900,101 (USA) (4 August 1996)
    • £4,604,345 (UK) (15 September 1996)
    • ¥22,491,500 (Japan) (5 January 1997)
    • ESP 38,390,884 (Spain)