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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 24, 2017
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- PCM Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto|
|Edited by||Pat A. Foley & Larry Cowan|
|Screenwriting by||Earl Hamner|
|Original story by||E.B. White|
|Composition by||Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman|
|Cinematography by||Roy Wade, Dick Blundell, Dennis Weaver & Ralph Migliori|
|Produced by||Joseph Barbera & William Hanna|
|Voice:||Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, Martha Scott, Rex Allen, David Madden, Danny Bonaduce, Don Messick & Herb Vigran|
Rating: 3/5 -- Fairly crude animation, but a sweet and necessary story is told here about love and loss.
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Rating: B+ -- One of the year's best family films. Full Review
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Rating: 4/5 -- the much-loved book loses nothing in its transfer to the screen
Rating: 2.5/4 -- It's fair to say that the best stuff comes directly from E.B. White's plot and prose. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Family Entertainment never got better
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. Full Review
Produced by animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (THE FLINTSTONES, SCOOBY-DOO) this musical feature brings E.B. White's beloved children's novel to life with a wealth of famous voices. Friendly pig Wilbur (Henry Gibson, NASHVILLE) makes a big splash on the county fair circuit after Charlotte (Debbie Reynolds), the gentle spider living over his sty, "spins" his praises in her web. But Wilbur still has painful lessons to learn about the fleeting nature of life and friendship. Screenwriter Earl Hamner, Jr. created the beloved 1970's television series THE WALTONS.
This animated adaptation of E. B. White's classic children's book tells the story of a clever spider named Charlotte who befriends the piglet Wilbur. Although he has been raised as a young girl's pet, Wilbur is sold to a farmer who makes the oinker just another addition to his barn. The pig soon finds out that he -- like the other animals -- will eventually be killed for food. But Charlotte comes to Wilbur's aid by convincing the farmer that Wilbur is a very special pig...
- Co-produced by Hanna-Barbera.
- Color by Movielab.
- Released theatrically in New York City February 22, 1973.
- Additional voices: Dave Madden (Old Sheep); Danny Bonaduce (Avery); and Herb Vigran (Lurvy).
- Additional credits: Roy Wade, Dick Blundell, Ralph Migliori, Dennis Weaver and George Epperson (cinematographers); and Larry Cowan and Pat Foley (editors).