Watch Charlotte's Web
- 1 hr 37 min
Many young children have delighted in the tale of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. It is a story about a young girl named Fern who is given the gift of a pig by her farmer father. This pig is the runt of the litter who had been rejected by his mother. Young Fern loves Wilbur more than anything else in the whole world. She keeps him inside with her and nurses him to health. Eventually he gets too big and must stay outside, and one day he is sent live on her uncle's farm. This devastates Fern, and she still goes to see him all of the time. Wilbur is set to be slaughtered, but a wonderful talking spider named Charlotte intervenes and saves the day. She weaves words into her web that describe Wilbur, and he gets visitors from far and wide coming to see him. He goes from an intended slaughter to a prized pig, and his life is saved. In the very end, Charlotte ends up passing away, but she leaves her spider eggs for Wilbur to care for. Most of the spiders leave as soon as they hatch, but a few special spiders stay behind to keep Wilbur company. The simple and sweet tale became a cartoon movie in 1973. In 2006, this same tale was brought to life again in a live action film that combined the use of computer animation for many of the animal characters. A young Dakota Fanning plays the pivotal role of Fern and received rave reviews for doing so. The film was generally well received with praise for the live adaptation.