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.
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
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
This is the first and only movie from Paramount and Nickelodeon to be made with Walden Media for fourteen years until Dora the Explorer (2019). See more »
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 »
[Fern was about to be on her way to Wilbur]
Fern, you are not going to see that pig again. It's too late.
But he's expecting me.
And I'm expecting you to finish your homework and go straight to bed.
But, mom, I always tell him good night.
He can't sleep if I don't.
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The Nickelodeon logo segues into an animated series of farmyard illustrations. More illustrations of the storyline appear over the end credits. See more »
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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