If you read Roald Dahl's book, then you'll notice Tim Burton has almost lifted every scene and line verbatim from the pages to make this incredible movie. Yes, I love the Gene Wilder version as well. But as for staying true to the story, this film wins outright.
James and the Giant Peach GB Animation fantasy D/Co-Prod: Tim Burton. Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Steven Culp, MIke Starr. Voices: Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, David Thewliss.