UP and James and the Giant Peach
Have you seen the new movie UP yet? Because I have, and it is a-maz-ing!
As you can see from the trailer, the film features a house floating through the sky, held aloft by a bunch of balloons. Which reminded me of one of my favorite books by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach. Check out some of the similarities I noticed:
|James and the Giant Peach||The movie UP|
|The "Old" Dude||The Old Green Grasshopper||Carl Fredricksen|
|The Little Boy||James Henry Trotter||Russell|
|Unconventional Mode of Flight||Giant Peach, by way of seagulls||A House, by way of balloons|
|Deceased :*(||James' parents||Carl Fredricksen's darling, Ellie|
|There's a scary pack of . . .||Sharks||Dogs|
|You'll be surprised when you start chatting up . . .||A centipede, earthworm, ladybug, and more . . .||Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and more . . .|
|One of the antagonists is . . .||The Cloud Man||Ha! I can't give everything away!|
|So go and . . .||
Pick up a copy of James and the Giant Peach!
Watch the movie UP!|
|P.S.||James and the Giant Peach was made into a movie too. Rent it!||Can you think of other similarities?|
— Nancy, STACKS Staffer