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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.

Director:

Gary Winick

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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From the most beloved story of our time. 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount's first theatrical film to be rated "G" by the Motion Picture Association of America since Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bitsy the Cow: So, what's the point, anyway? Won't work.
Gussy the Goose: Could you please, just once, say something-omething positive?
Bitsy the Cow: Okay. I'm positive it won't work.
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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 Catfish (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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Nice adaptation, perhaps a little trigger happy on the CGI
16 December 2006 | by elphishSee all my reviews

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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