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The cartoon feature Charlotte's Web from 1973 is the classic tale of unlikely friendship, based on the novel by E.B. White. The story starts with a little girl named Fern, who is unable to deal with the reality of a little pig, the runt of the litter, being slaughtered by her father, so she convinces him to let the little pig live.

The story then shifts to the pig, Wilbur, as he grows accustomed to his new home in the barn of the family's farm and begins to get to know all of the other unique and captivating farm animals that live in the barn. Among the creatures he finds is a spider, Charlotte, living in the top corner of the barn. The two go on to form one of the most famous friendships in the history of literature and film.

Eventually, the subject of Wilbur being slaughtered comes up again, and in a desperate attempt to save him, Charlotte uses her web to write a message designed to save Wilbur from slaughter. The plan works, as people start coming from all around to see the "magical" spider web where words appear seemingly out of nowhere. Due to the work of Charlotte, Wilbur becomes more valuable alive than he does if he were to be slaughtered for food, which helps to keep him alive. Charlotte is successful at keeping Wilbur alive, but in the end the tables are turned and Wilbur must deal with the possibility that he could lose someone close to him.

| 1973 | 1 hr 34 min | 6.9/10
Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Sagittarius Productions
Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Produced By
Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

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