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Charlotte's Web (2006)

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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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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spider | pig | piglet | uncle | barn | See All (61) »

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Something unexpected, unbelievable, unforgettable. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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15 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La telaraña de Charlotte  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$82,506,325 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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Danny Elfman dropped out of Spider-Man 3 (2007) to score this film. Both movies involve Thomas Haden Church and a spider theme. See more »

Goofs

When Fern is visiting Wilbur before going to school without him the second time, it is raining hard. The road immediately outside is wet, but is clearly dry at the left side of the screen by the fence. See more »

Quotes

[the cows are admiring Charlotte's work, designed to save Wilbur from the slaughterhouse]
Betsy the Cow: Looks pretty good.
Bitsy the Cow: Still ain't gonna change anything. He's a goner.
Betsy the Cow: Yeah. Glad nobody eats cows.
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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 »

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Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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A great remake with a great voice cast
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended an advanced screening recently in Nashville, TN. I loved John Cleese as the sheep. Steve Buscemi was perfect as Templeton. Thomas Haden Church is so funny. He played his crow like Lowell Mather from "Wings". This guy can play the perfect moron. Dakota Fanning just gets better with each role. She will be a hot property for some time to come. She may not ever achieve "Tom Cruise level" stardom, but she is extremely talented.

I could not believe how many people cried. The cast really did a great job of making the audience CARE about the characters.

Children and adults will enjoy this film. There is plenty of humor to offset the tragic elements of the story.


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