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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlotte the Spider (voice)
... Templeton the Rat (voice)
... Samuel the Sheep (voice)
... Gussy the Female Goose (voice)
... Golly The Male Goose (voice)
... Bitsy the Cow (voice)
... Betsy the Cow (voice)
... Ike the Horse (voice)
... Brooks the Crow (voice)
... Elwyn the Crow (voice)
... Wilbur The Spring Pig (voice)
... The Narrator (voice)
... Uncle The Fatter Pig (voice)
... Fern
... 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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Honk if you love pigs. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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G | See all certifications »

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15 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La telaraña de Charlotte  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Produced without any involvement from E.B. White's estate. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlotte A. Cavatica: You're very kind.
Templeton: Don't go spreading it around.
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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 »

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Version of Charlotte's Web (1973) See more »

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Wilbur's Lullaby
by Danny Elfman
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moving, beautifully shot/animated
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's a beautiful movie and wonderfully true to the book. A fan of EB White's brilliant work, I could recite the last lines alongside the movie. The friend I went with is a die-hard fan of the older, animated Charlotte's Web; his only complaint was that this one had fewer musical numbers (read: none). Also, I felt the beginning and end credits act as somewhat of a homage to the animated version.

The voices are very well cast; Julia Roberts is a comforting and delightful Charlotte, and while the opening shots of the spider made some in the audience go "Ew," we grow, like the barn animals, to embrace her warm nature. I found her quite beautiful in the end.

Steve Buscemi is perfect as Templeton. Knowing John Cleese is behind the head sheep makes it even funnier. And Dakota Fanning finally gets to play a little girl being a little girl.

It only made me tear up twice, but I'm a big softy. Take the family, the kids, and anyone who's ever enjoyed EB White's classic story.


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