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It's been 20 years (wow) since Tim Burton put his signature spin on the Roald Dahl classic, James And The Giant Peach. How well do you know this childhood favorite? Read on to refresh your memory with some awesome trivia.

1. When Centipede walks into the ghost-wrecked pirate ship, he asks, "Skellington?" It's actually the same head that was used for Jack Skellington from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'!

2. While author Roald Dahl was in school, one of his teachers said he was a terrible writer. The teacher wrote: "I have never met anybody who so persistently writes words meaning the exact opposite of what is intended."

Source: The Telegraph
Source: The Telegraph

3. Sponge (Miriam Margolyes) and Earthworm (David Thewlis) went on to be professors at Hogwarts: Sprout and Lupin.

4. Paul Terry, who played James in the movie, is now a math teacher and aspiring novelist.

Source: Golden Throats Wiki
Source: Golden Throats Wiki

5. Roald Dahl is one of the most famous Welsh authors in history, but his first language was actually Norwegian, since his parents were Norwegian immigrants.

Source: Internations
Source: Internations

6. In the movie, Paul Terry (James) really had to hold the live spider in his hand, and it bit him.

Source: IMDB
Source: IMDB

7. In the original book, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker die when the peach flattens them as it rolls out of the yard. The movie has them live until the end, when they get arrested by the NYPD.

Source: James And The Giant Peach
Source: James And The Giant Peach

8. 'James And The Giant Peach' has been adapted into a stage musical, currently running in New York City. You can download the soundtrack for free.

Source: Pasek And Paul
Source: Pasek And Paul

9. The song 'Eating the Peach' appears in the original book version, and the same lyrics are used in the movie as those Roald Dahl wrote himself.


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Sources: IMDB

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