Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Director: Gary Winick Cast: Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese
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Charlotte's Web

E.B. White's classic children's story comes to the screen in this live-action adaptation with an all-star voice cast. Fern Arable (Dakota Fanning) is a young girl growing up on her family's farm. When a sow gives birth to some piglets, Fern's father (Kevin Anderson) intends to do away with the runt of litter, but Fern has become attached to the little pig and persuades her father to let him live. The pig, named Wilbur (voice of Dominic Scott Kay), becomes Fern's pet, but when he grows larger, he's put in the care of Homer Zuckerman (Gary Basaraba), a farmer down the road. Fern is still able to visit Wilbur regularly, and it soon occurs to both of them that pigs tend to have a limited life expectancy on a farm, and that unless something unusual happens, Wilbur will eventually becomes someone's dinner. Charlotte, a friendly spider, hatches a plan to make Wilbur seem special enough to save by weaving messages about the "terrific" pig into her web, and she soon persuades her barnyard friends to join in her plan. Charlotte is voiced by Julia Roberts, while the other actors who provide the voices of the animals on Zuckerman's farm include Robert Redford, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, Cedric the Entertainer. Thomas Haden Church, and André Benjamin.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
UPC: 0032429039408
Original Release: 2006
Rating: G
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Music video: "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah McLachlan; Deleted scenes; Hilarious gag reel; Charlotte's Web storybook creator; 7 exciting featurettes including "How Do They Do That?"; And so much more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts Charlotte the Spider
Steve Buscemi Templeton the Rat
John Cleese Samuel the Sheep
Oprah Winfrey Gussy the Goose
Cedric the Entertainer Golly the Goose
Kathy Bates Bitsy the Cow
Reba McEntire Betsy the Cow
Robert Redford Ike the Horse
Thomas Haden Church Brooks the Crow
André Benjamin Elwyn the Crow
Dominic Scott Kay Wilbur
Sam Shepard Narrator
Abraham Benrubi Uncle the Pig
Dakota Fanning Fern
Kevin Anderson Mr. Arable
Essie Davis Mrs. Arable
Louis Corbett Avery
Julian O'Donnell Henry Fussy
Robyn Arthur Teacher
Siobhan Fallon-Hogan Mrs. Zuckerman
Gary Basaraba Homer Zuckerman
Nate Mooney Lurvy
Nicholas Bell Minister
Beau Bridges Dr. Dorian
Teague Rook Well Dressed Man
Julia Zemiro Bystander
Denise Kirby New Teacher
Robert Plazek Ball Thrower
Joseph Lotesto Young Boy
Michael Roland Mayor
Don Bridges Announcer
Ian Watkin Fair Official
Joel McCrary Sheep Group
Brian Stepanek Sheep Group
Fred Tatasciore Sheep Group
Bradley White Sheep Group
Maia Kirkpatrick Joy the Baby Spider
Jennessa Rose Aranea the Baby Spider
Briana Hodge Nellie the Baby Spider
Jane Sibbett Actor
Pete Anthony Conductor
Sarah McLachlan Singer

Technical Credits
Gary Winick Director
Andrea Adams Animator
Philip Edward Alexy Animator
Benita Allen Asst. Director
Robert Alves Animator
Dovi Anderson Animator
Glen Ballard Songwriter
Michael Bell Set Decoration/Design
Michael Berenstein Animator
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Bright Special Effects Supervisor
Edgar Bronfman Executive Producer
Michael Brunet Animator
Paul Buckley Animator
Tom Del Campo Animator
Alessandra Carlino Editor
Jaime Andres Castaneda Animator
Simon Clarke Animator
Raquel Coelho Animator
Mullinars Consultants Casting
Brian Covalt Animator
Scott Dace Animator
David Gibson Animator
Roy Edmunds Stunts
Carolyn Ee Animator
Will Elder-Groebe Animator
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Lindsay Fleay Animator
Daniel Fotheringham Animator
Elisabeth Franklin Animator
Barbara Gerald Production Manager
Tom Gibbons Animator
Victor Glushchenko Animator
Avi Goodman Animator
Susannah Grant Screenwriter
Lennie Graves Animator
James Guilford Animator
Collette Hardcastle-Keyser Stunts
Audie Harrison Animator
Sarah Healey Stunts
Geoff Hemphill Animator
Ryan Hood Animator
Wayne Howe Animator
Julie Jaros Animator
Jordan Kerner Producer
Karey Kirkpatrick Screenwriter
Owen Klatte Animator
Gregory Mark Lewis Animator
Ellen Lewis Casting
David Link Camera Operator
Susan Littenberg Editor
Morgan Loomis Animator
Karin Mattsson Animator
Anthony Mays Stunts
Peter McCaffrey Camera Operator
Seamus Mcgarvey Cinematographer
Alex McLeod Animator
Jason McPhee Camera Operator
Brian Mendenhall Animator
Guido Muzzarelli Animator
Paul Neesan Executive Producer
Edwin Ng Animator
Brad Noble Animator
Tonya Noerr Animator
Carolyn Nott Makeup
Tom Nursey Art Director
Ben Osmo Sound/Sound Designer
Fernando J. Pazos Animator
Clay Pinney Special Effects Supervisor
Julia Pistor Executive Producer
John Platt Camera Operator
Sabrina Plisco Editor
Mathias Reiche Animator
Elliot Roberts Animator
Ann Robinson Casting
James Robison Animator
David Rubin Casting
Jance Rubinchik Animator
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Jalil Sadool Animator
Beth Sleven Animator
Cameron Sonerson Animator
Andrea Spada Animator
Anthony Sparapani Animator
Dave Stewart Songwriter
Jeremy Stewart Animator
Les Turner Animator
Andrew Walpole Set Decoration/Design
Brian Ward Animator
Bernie Williams Executive Producer
Anthony Winley Co-producer
Kieran Woo Production Manager
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer
Adam Yaniv Animator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Charlotte's Web
1. Unfair & Unjust [6:42]
3. Wilbur & Fern [6:28]
3. Wilbur Tries to Make Friends [6:44]
4. Charlotte [5:12]
5. Rotten News [7:17]
6. A Childhood Phase [3:57]
7. Some Pig [4:35]
8. Terrific [4:41]
9. Summer to Fall [3:36]
10. Find Some Words [3:39]
11. Radiant [6:26]
12. The County Fair [6:48]
13. Humble [3:52]
14. Goodbye [7:50]
15. Greatest Promise of All [9:03]
16. End Credits [9:52]

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Charlotte's Web 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MrsRex More than 1 year ago
My husband and I saw this movie at the theater and loved it. Unfortunately, the adults were all in tears at the end because the movie so vividly captured that feeling we all have when someone we love dies. But, it wasn't maudlin - just very real. The cinematography was well done and the actors who provided voices for the barn animals were in character and outstanding.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte's Web is a wonderful book that I read when I was 8 or 9. I was so happy to find out they made a movie staring Dokota Fanning. The story line is not quite the same as the book, but i still like the movie. Welbert was a spring pig, that wanted to see the snow. He met a very smart spider named charlotte, and she started writting words in her web like "some pig", "terrific", "humble", and Radiant
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is excellent. It did make me cringe to see the mother cooking bacon in the beginning of the movie. Don't miss it. Julia Roberts is outstanding as Charlotte. Be kind to animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very excited when I learned about this movie coming out. I was, and still am, a Charlottes Web lover. But, when I watched this movie, I foundit very disapointing. It made me dislike all movies by Nickilodian, because of what happened in this movie. The first movie was better, and this movie just had too many other things in it. the songs in the first movie were beter charlotte, Wilbur, Fern, and Templeteton all sounded better in the first. And the songs were very catchy, and I can recite each to you by memory. I know some fans loved this movie, but I find it very distasteful and not nearly as good as the origanal version. thats all from me. Thanks for listening.
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