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!

Product DetailsEdit


List price
  • $19.99 (2000-2004)
  • $14.99 (March 2, 2004–2006)
Aspect ratio
  • 4:3 (Pan & Scan)
  • 1.66:1 (Letterbox)
Tape format T-90 (Standard Play, NTSC)
Audio Hi-Fi Stereo (Dolby Surround encoded)
Language English
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)


List price
  • $29.99 (2000-2001)
  • $22.99 (2001-2004)
  • $19.99 (2004-2010)
Chapters 20
Aspect ratio 1.66:1 (5:3)
Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English (DTS-ES 5.1)
  • Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • French (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles English SDH
Region code 1 (NTSC)
Bonus material
  • 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

VHS SupplementsEdit

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens April 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
3 Trailer for The Emperor's New Groove May 2000
4 Trailer for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure September 2000
5 Promo for The Black Cauldron and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad September 2000
6 Promo for Disney's Halloween Favorites September 2000
7 Feature Presentation December 1999
8 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
9 James And The Giant Peach April 1996

Advertised on:Edit

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition)

In Other CountriesEdit

Country of origin Release date
Japan November 22, 2002

Television broadcastsEdit

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



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