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Charlotte's Web (1973)


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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),


Animation, Kids & Family


Earl Hamner

Jun 19, 2001

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It preserves some of the form and language of White's original but fattens and sweetens his lean and pungent prose with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman.

September 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Heartwarming tale of love and friendship.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A charming animated adaptation of E.B. White's beloved fantasy.

September 9, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Almost as sweet as the children's classic novel, "Charlotte's Web" is just, well, crawling with entertainment.

January 14, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

One of the year's best family films.

January 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Family Entertainment never got better

March 31, 2005
Film Threat

Some classic!

December 31, 2004 Full Review Source:

The Hanna-Barbera animation is better than the studio's usual bare-bones mediocrity, and the voice cast is superb.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Comment (1)
Austin Chronicle

Fairly crude animation, but a sweet and necessary story is told here about love and loss.

August 22, 2002
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

the much-loved book loses nothing in its transfer to the screen

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Charming kid's cartoon full of great voice performances.

July 27, 2002

An animated children's classic about a spider and a pig and their exploration of brotherly love and self-sacrifice.

February 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

E.B. White's affecting tale is given a Saturday morning cartoon treatment.

September 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Especially giddy is Paul Lynde's wry Templeton the rat, whom I oddly still quote today.

June 9, 2001 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Charlotte's Web

I didn't enjoy this one all that much. It was a typical animated movie. Any kid would like it, though.
September 9, 2011

Super Reviewer

one of those nostalgic animated movies from my childhood that i still love
January 5, 2011
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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Slightly slow at times, but the story is still good, adapted from the novel. I enjoyed this movie as a kid, and I think kids today will like it too.
December 30, 2010

Super Reviewer

Very charming and heart warming animated adaptation. Not without it's tearjerker moment or two though.
August 22, 2010
Chris Weber

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