feature film for Lorimar Entertainment: (1990)
Jim Henson's Creature Shop created the visual effects for this adaptation of Roald Dahl's book about an annual convention of witches at an English seaside hotel. Directed by Nicolas Roeg and executive pro-duced by Jim Henson, the film stars Anjelica Houston as The Grand High Witch who is intent on turning children into mice.
The fantasy story follows the adventures of a young boy named Luke (Jasen Fisher) whose grandmother takes him on a fateful holiday where he and his new friend Bruno (Charles Potter) are the first victims of the witches evil scheme and must do all they can to save the children of England from the same fate. Other cast members include, Brenda Blethyn, Rowan Atkinson and Jane Horrocks as the Grand High Witch's beleaguered assistant.