Charlotte's Web

A charming cartoon adaptation of E.B. White's fantasy. Wilbur is a runt pig who has been raised as the pet of a New England farmer. He is sold to a neighboring farm, where a sheep informs him that he's fated to become what goes with cheese on rye. Wilbur is understandably frightened, until he meets a spider named Charlotte, who devotes her arachnoidal life...read more

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A charming cartoon adaptation of E.B. White's fantasy. Wilbur is a runt pig who has been raised as the pet of a New England farmer. He is sold to a neighboring farm, where a sheep informs him that he's fated to become what goes with cheese on rye. Wilbur is understandably frightened, until

he meets a spider named Charlotte, who devotes her arachnoidal life to saving Wilbur from the fate of most porkers, and who weaves words into her web that convince the superstitious farmer that Wilbur is some sort of miraculous hog. The voices of Reynolds, Lynde, Gibson, and all the rest are

perfectly cast, and the songs by the Sherman brothers are solid, although none of them became hits like those they wrote for such Disney movies as MARY POPPINS.

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