Charlotte's Web

PUBLISHED: 13:41 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:26 24 May 2010

The classic story of loyalty, trust, and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation of the best selling children's paperback of all time. Fern (Dakota Fanning) is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she r

The classic story of loyalty, trust, and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation of the best selling children's paperback of all time. Fern (Dakota Fanning) is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she raises him, the runt of the litter, into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures - a spider named Charlotte - and their bond inspires the animals around them to come together as a family. When the word gets out that Wilbur's days are numbered, it seems that only a miracle will save his life. A determined Charlotte - who sees miracles in the ordinary - spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is 'some pig' and worth saving. Julia Roberts lends her vocals in the lead role of Charlotte A. Cavatica and also providing voices are Oprah Winfrey as Gussy, the barn's maternal yet irreverent goose, Weston's very own John Cleese as Samuel the sheep and Steve Buscemi as the barn's sardonic rat Templeton. Cedric The Entertainer plays opposite Oprah as the other goose, Golly, Reba McEntire and Kathy Bates voice the barn's ironic cows Betsy and Bitsy and Thomas Haden Church voices Brooks, one of two dimwitted crows opposite Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) as Elwyn the other crow.The critically acclaimed book Charlotte's Web, written by award-winning author E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, has enthralled children for over 50 years. To date the book has sold 45 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 23 languages since first being published in 1952.

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