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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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Something unexpected, unbelievable, unforgettable. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim Burton turned down an opportunity to direct so he could direct Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Wilbur: [Wilber bangs his head into the fence and runs]
Golly the Goose: [Flies to the fence, lands on it and stops] Run pig! Be free! I would if I could.
Gussy the Goose: [Golly goes back inside the barn] Golly, did I hear you say you would be free if you could?
Golly the Goose: I meant if I were a pig.
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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

Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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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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