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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

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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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Pig Tales 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

Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard stared in "The Pelican Brief" together. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Templeton: Look at her! Don't you think she's a little... uh... what's the word? EW!
Wilbur: I think she's beautiful.
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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

References The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) 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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a very good movie
13 December 2006 | by inigoiiSee all my reviews

I saw this movie with my two sons and wife and we all enjoyed it. We were very familiar with both the book and original animated movie, which we highly enjoyed. This movie is very well done both in terms of money spent, but also in the time and quality taken. The story moves along nicely, never dragging, and the emotions are never overwhelming. I do have to say that I missed Henry Gibson as the voice of Wilbur but that was a personal bias, the young actor who voiced Wilbur did a good job. My sons found many things to laugh at and the darker moments, (not wanting to spoil anything for anyone who does not know the story)are handled deftly so sensitive children will not get upset. An excellent family movie.


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