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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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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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Did You Know?


The Australian extras in the County Fair scene were told at one point to make some sounds for the microphones to pick up, to sound like real Fair-goers. After one take with their normal accents, they were reminded to be American. Most promptly started just repeating, "Oh my God" and some other modern-day Americanisms. See more »


When Gussy first introduces herself to Wilbur, she has a light yellow spot on the tip of her beak. In the next shot, Golly has the spot on his beak. See more »


Templeton: You're a pig! Pig equals slop. The rat is happy!
Wilbur: My name's Wilbur! Do you have a name or is it just 'The Rat'?
Templeton: Did you say 'just the rat'? For your information, pig: The rat rules! We were here long before your kind and we'll be here long after. So, you just keep that in mind next time you feel like reducing me to just 'the rat'.
Wilbur: You called yourself 'The Rat'.
Templeton: I can call me that. You can't.
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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 »


Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 April 2008 (2008) See more »


Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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Great family movie in time for the holidays!
17 December 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure where all of the criticism of this movie is coming from! My wife and I watched and enjoyed every moment of this children's classic and didn't feel cheated in any way by the telling!

The story is close to the children's book but a couple of goofy crows are added with the voices of Thomas Haden Church and Andre Benjamin. They only added a mild comic subplot but didn't affect the telling in any way. Every time I hear THC's voice, I always see his character from Wings blabbering on about something mundane! He's quite silly as a starving crow!

If you want high drama this year, go see Apocalypto, or Blood Diamond... for good family entertainment, Charlotte's Web is the perfect counter to any heavy story lines from those other movies!

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