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Writers:
E.B. White (book)
Earl Hamner Jr. (story)
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Release Date:
1 March 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
That humble radiant terrific book is now a humble radiant terrific movie.
Plot:
A spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
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(11 articles)
User Reviews:
great kids' movie; not obnoxious for adults See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Debbie Reynolds ... Charlotte A. Cavatica (voice)

Paul Lynde ... Templeton (voice)

Henry Gibson ... Wilbur (voice)
Rex Allen ... Narrator (voice)

Martha Scott ... Mrs. Arable (voice)

Dave Madden ... Ram (voice)

Danny Bonaduce ... Avery Arable (voice)
Don Messick ... Jeffrey (voice)
Herb Vigran ... Lurvy (voice)

Agnes Moorehead ... The Goose (voice)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Fern Arable (voice) (as Pam Ferdin)
Joan Gerber ... Mrs. Zuckerman / Mrs. Fussy (voice)

Bob Holt ... Homer Zuckerman (voice) (as Robert Holt)
John Stephenson ... Farmer Arable (voice)
William B. White ... Henry Fussy (voice)
Joann Albert ... Singer (voice) (as Joann Alberts)
John Richard Bolks ... Singer (voice) (as Dick Bolks)
Fred Frank ... Singer (voice)
Ida Sue McCune ... Singer (voice) (as Susie McCune)
Jay Meyer ... Singer (voice)
Robert Tebow ... Singer (voice) (as Bob Tebow)
Jackie Allen ... Singer (voice)
Paul DeKorte ... Singer (voice)
Bill Lee ... Singer (voice)
Gene Merlino ... Singer (voice)
Paul Sandberg ... Singer (voice)
Jackie Ward ... Singer (voice)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
Iwao Takamoto 
 
Writing credits
E.B. White (book)

Earl Hamner Jr. (story)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer
Edgar M. Bronfman .... executive producer (as Edgar Bronfman)
William Hanna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irwin Kostal 
 
Film Editing by
Pat Foley 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Aragon 
Paul Julian 
Bob Singer 
 
Production Management
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Jan Green .... story sketches (as Jan Strejan)
Anton Loeb .... scenics
 
Sound Department
Richard C. Allen .... sound effects editor
Earl Bennett .... sound effects editor
Joseph D. Citarella .... sound director (as Joe Citarella)
Bill Getty .... sound director
Richard Olson .... sound director (as Dick Olson)
Joe Sandusky .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Blundell .... camera operator
George Epperson .... camera operator
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator
Roy Wade .... camera operator
Dennis Weaver .... camera operator
Cliff Shirpser .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Ed Aardal)
John Ahern .... layout artist
Hal Ambro .... key animator
Fernando Arce .... background artist
Mike Arens .... layout artist
Jayne Barbera .... ink and paint supervisor
Ed Barge .... key animator
Lyle Beddes .... background artist
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (as Dick Bickenbach)
Oliver Callahan .... animator (as O.E. Callahan)
Lars Calonius .... key animator
Pat Combs .... key assistant animator
Lee Dyer .... animator
Jerry Eisenberg .... layout artist
Frank Endres .... animator
Venetia Epler .... background artist
Ronald Erickson .... background artist
Al Eugster .... animator
Lillian Evans .... key assistant animator
Martin Forte .... background artist
Hugh Fraser .... animator
John Gentilella .... animator
Robert Gentle .... background artist (as Bob Gentle)
Gino Giudice .... background artist
Al Gmuer .... background artist
Bob Goe .... animator
Moe Gollub .... layout artist (as Mo Gollub)
Ric Gonzalez .... layout artist
Joe Griffith .... background artist (as Joseph Griffith Jr.)
Bob Hathcock .... key assistant animator
Jerry Hathcock .... animation coordinator
David High .... layout artist
Gary Hoffman .... layout artist
Jack Huber .... layout artist
Charlotte Huffine .... key assistant animator
Alex Ignatiev .... layout artist
Thomas Johnson .... animator (as Tom Johnson)
Volus Jones .... animator
Bill Keil .... animation coordinator
Richard Khim .... background artist
Tom Knowles .... background artist
George Kreisl .... animator
Sammie Lanham .... assistant animator
Dick Lundy .... key animator
Lorraine Marue .... background artist (as Lorraine Andrina)
Rae McSpadden .... key assistant animator
Fernando Montealegre .... background supervisor (as F. Montealegre)
Thomas Moore .... animator (as Tom Moore)
Don Morgan .... layout artist
Kenneth Muse .... key animator
Gary Niblett .... background artist
Margaret Nichols .... key assistant animator
Rolando Oliva .... background artist
Joan Orbison .... key assistant animator
Lew Ott .... layout artist
Ed Parks .... animator
Wm. B. Pattengill .... animator
Don Patterson .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Bill Perez .... animation stylist: song sequences
Morey Reden .... animator
Jay Sarbry .... key assistant animator
Eric Semones .... background artist
Irv Spector .... layout artist
Irven Spence .... key animator (as Irv Spence)
Leo Swenson .... layout artist
Takashi .... animation stylist: song sequences (as Takashi Masunaga)
Dave Tendlar .... animator (as David Tendlar)
Jeannette Toews .... background artist
Peter Van Elk .... background artist
Carlo Vinci .... animator
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer
George Wheeler .... layout artist
Xenia .... animator
Roman Arambula .... animator (uncredited)
Lew Irwin .... animator (uncredited)
Madlyn O'Neill .... painter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... editorial supervisor (as Larry Cowan)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant
Joed Eaton .... post-production
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul DeKorte .... music coordinator
Irwin Kostal .... conductor
Irwin Kostal .... music arranger
Irwin Kostal .... music supervisor
Richard M. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by
 
Other crew
Alex Lovy .... dialogue director
Lewis Marshall .... story editor (as Lew Marshall)
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor
Robert Schaefer .... title typography
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"E.B. White's Charlotte's Web" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
94 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S (1989) | Germany:o.Al. (VHS rating) | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 23148)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Framed animation cels from this film were kept in the office of William HannaSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Shortly after Avery's frog leaps over the pancakes, one of them slips out from under him. When the pancake lands on Wilbur's head, there is butter on it. In the very next shot, however, the butter has changed to syrup.See more »
Quotes:
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 are a blessing. The more the merrier.
[litter of ten piglets are suckling from a sow, A tiny white runt appears]
Narrator:Root and grunt, push and shove, room for everyone. Well, everyone except for the runt.
[runt squealing, Arable picks up his ax]
[...]
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
great kids' movie; not obnoxious for adults, 29 June 2004
Author: smaugy from California

I just rented this for my kids (ages 4 & 6) and had completely forgotten that adults can enjoy it, too. I'm quite weary of the obnoxious Disney-fication of most kids movies these days. (Spare me any more simpering princess stories.) The story of the clever spider who tries to save a pig from becoming breakfast meat is a familiar one and can be appreciated by many. The voice talent here is so superb that the movie doesn't make you rue the day they decided to animate the book. The songs aren't overly saccharine and are actually quite catchy. The movie is worth it alone for Templeton's trip to the fair and "a fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord" song. Debbie Reynolds' Charlotte is warm and wise, Wilber is naive and friendly, and Templeton provides the perfect foil as a spoiled rat who's just in it for himself. Agnes Moorehead as the goose became a sort of comedic extra to make the little ones laugh in the face of the rather adult plot about life and death. Overall, it's a movie for the whole family.

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