Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Charlotte's Web (2006)
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Genre: Family film
Photography: Color
Running Time: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: December 15, 2006
Directed by: Gary Winick
Written by: Susannah Grant

Karey Kirkpatrick

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Julia Roberts

Dakota Fanning

Steve Buscemi

John Cleese

Oprah Winfrey

Cedric The Entertainer

Kathy Bates

Reba McEntire

Robert Redford

Thomas Haden Chuch

Andre Benjamin

Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action feature film based on the 1952 children's novel of the same name by E. B. White. It was directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount Pictures, Walden Media, The K Entertainment Company, and Nickelodeon Movies.

It's the second adaptation of E.B. White's famous novel, following a cel-animated version produced by Hanna-Barbera for Paramount Pictures, who also made this version.

Plot

After learning that a young pig's days are numbered, a literate spider weaves an elaborate plan to save her friend from the butcher's block.

Why It Rocks

  1. The film stays 100% faithful to the source material of the children's book.
  2. Decent performances from the human actors and decent voice-acting from the animal actors, especially from Dakota Fanning.
  3. Charming and funny characters.
  4. Heartwarming soundtrack.
  5. Plenty of touching and emotional moments like when Charlotte dies in the end.
  6. Sarah McLachlan's song "Ordinary Miracle" is really touching and it fits with the movie very well. You listen to the song here.
  7. A huge improvement to the original 1973 animated film.