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.
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
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
The early scenes are identified as in early spring. Wilbur is a spring pig and Fern and her brother are still in school. Yet the corn is thigh high, a height usually achieved by the third week of July. See more »
When Charlotte has caught and wound up the fly in her web, she leaves it and drops down to talk to Wilbur. When she goes back up to her web, the fly is missing. See more »
Nice adaptation, perhaps a little trigger happy on the CGI
With this movie made in part in my hometown (Williamstown) I dragged the kids along to check it out.
Being well familiar with the story, I expected this to be pretty light hearted fair, but the wife still managed to turn into a blubbing mess at the end.
The movie had an uneasy feel about the setting; didn't feel current or old for that matter, so perhaps will age OK.
The CGI was pretty amazing. I'd hate to imagine what someone from a time capsule or straight out of jail would imagine has happened in our world since they left. Talking animals and spiders, so realistic the kids don't even blink twice.
Good for young kids (mine are 4 and 2), and not monotonously boring like many of the other CGI laden kids movies out there.
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