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Year
1996
Runtime
79 min.
Director
Henry Selick
Genres
Animation, Adventure, Family
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
41,544
Checks
17,009
Favs
438
Dislikes
115
Favs/checks
2.6% (1:39)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. sammysin's avatar

    sammysin

    How the HELL does this have so few checks? I've just rewatched it and it is light years ahead of its time.

    As good as anything that came out last year. Full of awesome songs, visuals and characters.

    Essential for animation lovers.
    5 years 11 months ago
  2. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    I didn't see this when it first came out so there's no nostalgia for me (even then I would have been too old to consider it a film from my youth) and it was sadly disappointing when I finally did catch it. It always feels like a very thin plot stretched to feature length and the songs in particular really feel superfluous -none of them are memorable. The voice work is good though - Callow and Sarandon especially are great as the aristocratic grasshopper and sexy French spider and David Thewlis is good fun too as a northern earthworm. Joanna Lumley is wonderful as a particularly unpleasant Aunt in the non-animated sections, as is the late great Pete Postlethwaite. You have to cut the young lad playing James some slack as he was clearly very young at the time, but he's not a particularly convincing lead, speech impediment and all. Fine for the very young, but otherwise a very average animated adventure. 6 years 2 months ago
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