Mr. Grasshopper is one of the deuteragonists and one of the major characters in James and the Giant Peach. He was voiced by Simon Callow.
Mr. Grasshopper is shown to be an extremely intelligent insect. He is also kind, proper and helpful. He loves to play his violin, which James enjoys.
Role in the film
He first appears when a transformed James comes inside their hiding place. He is interested in what New York City offers and lends a helping hand throughout the journey. During the journey, he is shocked to find out that Centipede never really saw the world after he said he did and brutally kicks him. When Centipede jumps into the water, he feels guilty, and later is sad when the group thinks that Centipede is dead. However, Centipede rejoins the group unharmed and the two apologize. Later, he learns that James likes his music and he reveals how he plays it. The group reaches New York, but are attacked by The Rhino. He and the other bugs are separated from James during the attack, but later reunite with James, who had by then, transformed back into his normal self, and he aids in the capture of Spiker and Sponge. After he, James, and the others settle down in Central Park, he becomes a professional violinist.