The Witches

United States, 1989

Film
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When nine year old Luke and his grandmother go for a quiet seaside holiday, they stumble upon a witches’ convention hosted by the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston). When Luke becomes a victim of the witches’ scheme to rid Britain of all its children, by transforming them into mice, he devises a plot with his grandmother to finally rid the world of witches. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Credits

production company

Lorimar Film Entertainment

Jim Henson Productions

producer

Mark Shivas

Duration

01:24:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302616

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Witchcraft

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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