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Charlotte's Web (2006)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  15 December 2006 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gussy the Goose (voice)
Golly the Goose (voice)
Bitsy the Cow (voice)
Betsy the Cow (voice)
Ike the Horse (voice)
Brooks the Crow (voice)
Elwyn the Crow (voice)
Wilbur (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Uncle the Pig (voice)


Based on the beloved children's novel by E.B. White, a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is compelled to sell him to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman down the street. At Zuckerman's barn, Wilbur meets a host of animals and later learns from them that come winter, he will be slaughtered for food. Fearing for his life, Charlotte, a gentle and wise spider whom befriended the lonely Wilbur, vows to save his life. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La telaraña de Charlotte  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,457,353 (USA) (15 December 2006)


£10,738,495 (UK) (23 March 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Zuckerman addresses Mrs. Arable as "sis", indicating that they are siblings. Neither the book nor the 1973 film mention what relation the Arables and the Zuckermans are to each other. See more »


Wilbur, a boar (male pig) is played by sows (female pigs). This is blatantly obvious in some scenes. See more »


Brooks: I am gonna get me some rat!
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon logo segues into an animated series of farmyard illustrations. More illustrations of the storyline appear over the end credits. See more »


Referenced in Charlotte's Web: Some Voices (2007) See more »


Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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moving, beautifully shot/animated
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a beautiful movie and wonderfully true to the book. A fan of EB White's brilliant work, I could recite the last lines alongside the movie. The friend I went with is a die-hard fan of the older, animated Charlotte's Web; his only complaint was that this one had fewer musical numbers (read: none). Also, I felt the beginning and end credits act as somewhat of a homage to the animated version.

The voices are very well cast; Julia Roberts is a comforting and delightful Charlotte, and while the opening shots of the spider made some in the audience go "Ew," we grow, like the barn animals, to embrace her warm nature. I found her quite beautiful in the end.

Steve Buscemi is perfect as Templeton. Knowing John Cleese is behind the head sheep makes it even funnier. And Dakota Fanning finally gets to play a little girl being a little girl.

It only made me tear up twice, but I'm a big softy. Take the family, the kids, and anyone who's ever enjoyed EB White's classic story.

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