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Charlotte's Web (2006)

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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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Gary Winick

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Charlotte the Spider (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Templeton the Rat (voice)
John Cleese ... Samuel the Sheep (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Gussy the Female Goose (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer ... Golly The Male Goose (voice)
Kathy Bates ... Bitsy the Cow (voice)
Reba McEntire ... Betsy the Cow (voice)
Robert Redford ... Ike the Horse (voice)
Thomas Haden Church ... Brooks the Crow (voice)
André Benjamin ... Elwyn the Crow (voice)
Dominic Scott Kay ... Wilbur The Spring Pig (voice)
Sam Shepard ... The Narrator (voice)
Abraham Benrubi ... Uncle The Fatter Pig (voice)
Dakota Fanning ... Fern
Kevin Anderson ... Mr. Arable
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Storyline

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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Something unexpected, unbelievable, unforgettable. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La telaraña de Charlotte See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,457,353, 17 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,985,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,877,632
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Henry Fussy's mother does not appear in the final film, she does appear in two deleted scenes, in which she talks down to Henry in a sweet voice. In the 1973 film, Henry's mother is a harsh and controlling woman who closely resembles Lady Tremaine in Cinderella, controls Henry's every move, and doesn't believe in everyday normal kid life. See more »

Goofs

When Wilbur is talking to the geese after he plays in the mud, the amount of mud on his side changes. See more »

Quotes

[Mrs. Arable is worried about Fern spending time only with her animal friends]
Dr. Dorian: Does she look well?
Mrs. Arable: Yes.
Dr. Dorian: Appetite's good?
Mrs. Arable: [affirmative] M-hm.
Dr. Dorian: Does she sleep well at night?
Mrs. Arable: Yes. I mean, she's right as rain in that way.
Dr. Dorian: Well, there is a name for her condition. It's called a childhood phase. And, sadly, it's something she'll grow out of.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in 2007 Camie Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ordinary Miracle
by David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
Produced by Glen Ballard and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Sarah McLachlan performs courtesy of Nettwerk Records / Arista Records LLC
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Great family movie in time for the holidays!
17 December 2006 | by rlnuttSee 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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