Charlotte's Web

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Overview

This animated musical, based on E.B. White's children's book classic, is about a courageous spider who helps save the life of an ill-fated pig. Wilbur is a young pig voice of Henry Gibson who's owned by New England farmer Homer Zuckerman voice of Robert Holt. One day he is sold to a neighbor, where he meets a sheep who warns him that his fate lies in the confines of the slaughterhouse. Wilbur is terrified of this news until he meets Charlotte, a charming spider voice of Debbie Reynolds, who is determined to save ...
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Overview

This animated musical, based on E.B. White's children's book classic, is about a courageous spider who helps save the life of an ill-fated pig. Wilbur is a young pig voice of Henry Gibson who's owned by New England farmer Homer Zuckerman voice of Robert Holt. One day he is sold to a neighbor, where he meets a sheep who warns him that his fate lies in the confines of the slaughterhouse. Wilbur is terrified of this news until he meets Charlotte, a charming spider voice of Debbie Reynolds, who is determined to save Wilbur from this dire destiny. By weaving words into her web, she convinces the farmer that Wilbur is some sort of prodigious animal too important to kill. The music for Charlotte's Web was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who wrote the scores for countless Disney movies, including Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book.
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Special Features

Closed-Caption "Meet The Animals" Set-Top Guessing Game Theatrical Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
E.B. White's classic Charlotte's Web is one of the 20th century's most beloved children's books. The film version is a faithful adaptation, retaining all of the characters -- and most of their characteristics. The gentle but mysterious and at times discomforting tone of the original has been kept, and no attempt has been made to soften the existential sadness at the story's core -- the lesson that everyone lives and then dies, even if that death is successfully postponed for a while. Despite this, the film has the book's generally cheerful and optimistic tone. Voice characterizations are good, with Debbie Reynolds a properly maternal and compassionate Charlotte and Henry Gibson innocent and unassuming as Wilbur. Paul Lynde's Templeton is a standout, as would be expected from the natural mating of actor and role. The film's good points are undermined somewhat by a lackluster score (although the title song is rather haunting) and more seriously by the mediocre animation. Although better than its work for television, Hanna-Barbera's animation is too stiff and money-conscious to do justice to the story. That said, the backgrounds are generally very good, and some sequences involving weather and seasons are very effective. While the lack of top-drawer animation dilutes the film's effectiveness, it is still a fine and worthwhile adaptation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303472
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,511

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Debbie Reynolds Voice Only
Paul Lynde Voice Only
Master Henry Gibson Voice Only
Robert Holt Homer Zuckerman
Agnes Moorehead Voice Only
Rex Allen Narrator
Danny Bonaduce Avery
Pamelyn Ferdin Fern Arable
Joan Gerber Mrs. Zuckerman/ Mrs. Fussy
Dave Madden Old Sheep
Don Messick Voice Only
Charles Nelson Reilly
Martha Scott Voice Only
John Stephenson Voice Only
Herb Vigran Voice Only
William B. White Voice Only
Irwin Kostal Conductor
Technical Credits
Charles A. Nichols Director
Iwao Takamoto Director
Ray Aragon Art Director
Joseph Barbera Producer
Dick Blundell Cinematographer
Larry C. Cowan Editor
George Epperson Cinematographer
Pat A. Foley Editor
Earl Hamner Screenwriter
William Hanna Producer
Paul Julian Art Director
Irwin Kostal Musical Arrangement, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Migliori Cinematographer
Richard M. Sherman Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman Songwriter
Bob Singer Art Director
Roy Wade Cinematographer
Dennis Weaver Cinematographer
E.B White Source Author
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Charlotte's Web
1. Chapter 1 [6:14]
2. Chapter 2 [6:08]
3. Chapter 3 [9:43]
4. Chapter 4 [5:34]
5. Chapter 5 [9:13]
6. Chapter 6 [6:22]
7. Chapter 7 [5:20]
8. Chapter 8 [3:04]
9. Chapter 9 [4:20]
10. Chapter 10 [10:20]
11. Chapter 11 [2:39]
12. Chapter 12 [4:06]
13. Chapter 13 [2:59]
14. Chapter 14 [5:28]
15. Chapter 15 [5:17]
16. Chapter 16 [7:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Charlotte's Web
   Chapters
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Ever

    At 63 years of age, I still watch this at least once a year. And the end always makes me cry. It is a beautiful story, one Humans would do well to learn from.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm sorry Fern but wilbur's got to go

    I Just saw the new version of Charlotte's Web in theatres with my 3 and a half year old brother , my dad , and my best friend. I thought it was exellent along with the old version. I own the old version on VHS.I don't own the new version yet but I will definatly buy it when it comes out on the shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    This is a great movie! It's almost the same as the book and that's what I like. I also like the great songs and music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You Can't Survive Without.............Friends

    I love this movie so much because it shows how strong a friendship can last through the worst possible times. Charlotte did everything in her power to keep Wilbur alive, even though, at the end, she.....hey! I'm not going to spoil it for you. Get to Blockbuster, buddy!!!! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    charlotte's web

    Charlottes is a spider willing to be wilbur's friend.She spins many webs and shows that she is a loyal friend.I loved the songs in this movie and great stars such as agnes moorehead,debbie reynolds,henry gibson and danny bonaduce made this an enyoyable movie to see.Get out the tissues as this is a real tear jearker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2000

    good movie,

    it's a good movie, i like the part when charlotte has babies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2000

    Charlotte's Web

    this movie shows you that no matter what you are, you can be friends!

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