Charlotte's Web - 1973 (G)

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Year of Release: 1973
Rated: G
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto
Animation Studio: Paramount
Approx. Running Time: 94 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

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Miracles do happen! E.B. White's timeless children's story comes to life in this colorful animated musical. You'll laugh and sing along as Charlotte the Spider teaches Wilbur the Pig, Templeton the Rat and the other barnyard animals lessons on friendship, trust and love.

My Comments:

I typically don't like the classic sort of animated films - which are essentially just cartoon musicals (I can't stand musicals. It's wrong for characters to break out in spontaneous song and dance!) - but I can't help loving this one.

Faithfully based upon the E.B. White children's novel of the same name, Charlotte's Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur, a spider named Charlotte, and a girl named Fern. Wilbur is born the runt of the litter and faces certain doom until he is rescued by Fern, who raises him herself. But soon his happy life is turned upside down when Fern's father sells Wilbur to another farm - where he is destined to become dinner. In this new home, Wilbur meets and befriends Charlotte, who vows to find a way to save his life. With the assistance of a rat named Templeton (my favorite character), Charlotte begins spinning words of praise about Wilbur into her web, and the gullible humans proclaim it and the pig a miracle! But will this "miracle" be enough to keep Wilbur from becoming a side of bacon?

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