James and the Giant Peach was re-released as a Special Edition (along with its DVD debut) on October 3, 2000.


Take a bite out of Disney's delicious Special Edition of James and the Giant Peach, and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the popular children's book by Roald Dahl that inspired this imaginative film. This amazing mix of live-action, stop-motion-animation and computer-generated special effects includes Bonus Materials never before available.

When young James spills some magic crocodile tongues, a giant peach grows as huge as a house. Climbing inside, he embarks on a thrilling and magical odyssey that only the creative team from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas could bring you. Along the way you'll discover the famous star voices of Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves (Frasier) and Simon Callow (Shakespeare In Love) -- plus the inspired music of Randy Newman. Enjoy -- it's a peach of a journey!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
3 Trailer for The Emperor's New Groove August 8, 2000
4 Trailer for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure September 5, 2000
5 Promo for The Black Cauldron and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 3, 2000
6 Promo for Disney's Halloween Favorites July 11, 2000
7 Feature Presentation December 14, 1999
8 James And The Giant Peach April 12, 1996

DVD Supplements

Bonus material includes:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Film
  • Still Frame Gallery of Concept Art and Puppet Designs
  • "Good News" Music Video Performed by Randy Newman
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Advertised on:

  1. The Black Cauldron (October 3, 2000)
  2. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (October 3, 2000)
  3. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Special Edition (October 3, 2000)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan November 22, 2002

Television broadcasts

During sales of this DVD, James and the Giant Peach aired on Disney Channel on August 24, 2003.