Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hanna-Barbera pushed to have the film released in March so the film wouldn't face competition from the Disney animated film scheduled for a November Release that year, Robin Hood (1973). See more »
Near the end when Wilbur is giving names to three of Charlotte's children, Wilbur's medal hanging over the doorway disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
[Rooster crows Cow moos]
This old world is filled with wonders, but to me there is no place more wonderful than a farm in springtime, when the sun is just lifting from sky lines. The air is so sweet and everywhere you look, little miricles are happening. Buds swell into blossoms, Eggs hatch, Young are born.
[shows duck and ducklings swimming in puddle]
Everything is off to a fresh start and life is good and busy and brand new.
[hen and chicks pass by]
Around the barnyard, big families...
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When Farmer Zuckerman was going to "do away with" the runt of his pig's litter, his daughter tearfully convinces him to allow her the responsibility of raising "Wilbur". Wilbur turns into the barnyard joy, and eventually wins not only first prize at the fair, but because of the wisdom of the old spider, Charlotte, becomes a famed attraction.
This classic children's story deals with the life cycle and explains, through the farm animals' eyes, that birth, life and eventual death are all natural, and nothing to fear. After a life of work, Charlotte dies, but all are reminded of her "magic" when her little baby spiders hatch and go on into the world to live their lives.
Debbie Reynold lends her voice to Charlotte, and several beautiful songs envelop this delightful story. This one is right up there with animated Disney Classics, a film every child should enjoy, one of the very best in its class.
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