Matilda 1996 Film | Roald Dahl | Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito

Today is all about the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda, starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris, and Embeth Davidtz. #Matilda #MaraWilson #RoaldDahl It’s one of Roald Dahl’s finest stories, and the adaptation is splendid! The bright yellow VHS will always have a special place in my heart. Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie? I’d love to know your own reviews! You can scroll down for more information, or check out the Rotten Tomatoes rating, IMDb page, or Wikipedia article!


Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Matilda 6 mitica

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Directed by Danny DeVito

Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Lucy Dahl

Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord

Based on the Matilda book by Roald Dahl

Music by David Newman

Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky

Edited by Lynzee Klingman, Brent White

Production Company: Jersey Films

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release date: 2nd August 1996

Runtime: 98 minutes

Budget: $36 million

Box office: $33 million

Plot from IMDb: “The film is about a young genius girl named Matilda Wormwood, who develops psychokinetic abilities and uses them to deal with her disreputable family and Agatha Trunchbull, the ruthless, oppressive and tyrannical principal of Crunchem Hall Elementary School.”

Cast and Characters:

Mara Wilson Matilda Wormwood

Alissa and Amanda Graham, Trevor and James Gallagher as Newborn Matilda

Kayla and Kelsey Fredericks as 9-months-old Matilda

Amanda and Caitlin Fein as 2-year-old Matilda

Sara Magdalin as 4-year-old Matilda

Embeth Davidtz Miss Jennifer Honey

Amanda and Kristyn Summers as 2-year-old Miss Honey

Phoebe Pearl as 5-year-old Miss Honey

Pam Ferris Agatha Trunchbull

Danny DeVito Harry Wormwood and the Narrator

Rhea Perlman Zinnia Wormwood

Brian Levinson Michael Wormwood

Nicholas Cox 6-year-old Michael

Paul Reubens FBI Agent Bob

Tracey Walter FBI Agent Bill

Kiami Davael Lavender

Jacqueline Steiger Amanda Thripp

Kira Spencer Hesser Hortensia

Jean Speegle Howard Mrs Phelps

Marion Dugan Cookie

Jimmy Karz Bruce Bogtrotter

Jon Lovitz as Mickey on "The Million Dollar Sticky"

Soundtrack: Send Me On My Way, Little Bitty Pretty One