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Nine-year-old boy on vacation finds himself in the midst of a witch convention, and grand high witch Huston plans to turn all children into furry little creatures. The boy, with the help of his good witch grandmother, attempts to prevent the mass transmutation of children into mice. Top-notch fantasy probably too spooky for the training wheel set. Wonderful special effects; the final project of executive producer Jim Henson. Based on Roald Dahl's story.

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Available on Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from a Fairy Tale, Witchcraft, Books to Film: Roald Dahl
Allan Scott
Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Charlie Potter, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks
Harvey Harrison
Nicolas Roeg
Stanley Myers
Mark Shivas, Jim Henson Productions, Lorimar Film Productions, Warner Bros.


L.A. Film Critics 1990: Actress (Huston); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1990: Actress (Huston).

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The Witches
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The Witches came out in 1990 and has a total running time of 92 minutes. Anjelica Huston, Jasen Fisher, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson and Charlie Potter star in spooky film. A young boy and his grandmother find out that the hotel they are staying at is also the same place where there’s a witch convention! These witches are planning to get rid of all children. Now, it’s up to the boy and his grandmother to save the day!