The Witches (1990)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Release Date - Feb 16, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In Nicolas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, a young boy is vacationing at the seaside with his grandmother when he discovers that the hotel he is staying at is hosting a convention of witches. Eavesdropping on the witches, he learns that the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) has devised a plan to turn all of the children in England into mice. With creature-effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, The Witches was the last film Henson worked on before passing away in 1990.

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witch, witchcraft, boy, conspiracy, convention, cruelty, disguise, grandmother, hotel, mouse [animal], transformation, death-in-family, magic-potion, orphan, vacation, diabetes, eavesdropping

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High Artistic Quality