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Charlotte's Web (1973)

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A spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter.

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Templeton (voice)
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Wilbur (voice)
Rex Allen ...
Narrator (voice)
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Mrs. Arable (voice)
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Ram (voice)
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Avery Arable (voice)
Don Messick ...
Jeffrey (voice)
Herb Vigran ...
Lurvy (voice)
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The Goose (voice)
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Fern Arable (voice) (as Pam Ferdin)
Joan Gerber ...
Mrs. Zuckerman / Mrs. Fussy (voice)
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Homer Zuckerman (voice) (as Robert Holt)
John Stephenson ...
Farmer Arable (voice)
William B. White ...
Henry Fussy (voice)
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Storyline

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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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pig | spider | runt | farm | castle thunder | See more »

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That humble radiant terrific book is now a humble radiant terrific movie.


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Release Date:

1 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

E.B. White's Charlotte's Web  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

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Before Charlotte sings her last song, there is a medal around Wilbur's neck which disappears in a subsequent shot. See more »

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Narrator: [Rooster crows Cow moos]
[first lines]
Narrator: 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]
Narrator: Everything is off to a fresh start and life is good and busy and brand new.
[hen and chicks pass by]
Narrator: Around the barnyard, big families...
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A nice little kid's flick
2 November 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I think every kid has to see this movie. It's a charming and delightful little flick. I wish they would make more movies like this than all the fancy computer effect movies of today. I'm serious, I think this is more impressive as far as animation goes. Charlotte's Web is a great flick to watch. Even though I enjoyed the book more as a child, I still loved to watch this film. I would recommend it for children. It's a little cheesy at times. But it has good lessons and morals. Hence, why I say it's for kids. There are some catchy toons though. Even the adults might still get into it.

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