James and the Giant Peach is a book and movie with the same title. The book was written by Roald Dahl. The story and movie is about a boy who loses his parents. He is then forced to live with his mean aunts. James decides to travel on a large peach to New York. The movie has both animated and real actor portrayals. The main actors include Paul Terry and Miriam Margoyles. Several well-known actors lent their voices for the animated parts of the film. These actors included Susan Sarandon and Simon Callow. The movie was released in August of 1996.