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A perfectly ordinary farming community suddenly becomes perfectly extraordinary, thanks to a not quite ordinary friendship between a tiny pig called Wilbur (voice of Dominic Scott Kay) and a wise spider named Charlotte (voice of Julia Roberts). This live-action adaptation of E.B. White's classic children's novel (featuring some amazing computer generated effects) is equally extraordinary.
Why Is Charlotte’s Web Rated G?
Charlotte’s Web is rated G
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Young Fern volunteers to become the mother of a runt-sized piglet when she sees her father pick up an axe that he intends to use on the animal. The rest of the plot centers on Wilbur avoiding the usual fate of domestic pigs, although the threat is implied rather than discussed or shown. The barnyard animals establish their pecking order through name-calling and some flatulence/belching jokes—one mild expletive is heard. Some comedic crows looking for food threaten a rat’s life—slapstick antics ensue. A spider explains how she sucks the blood out of insects for food. A twelve-year-old girl and boy hold hands. Some children are also shown riding in the back of a pick-up truck.
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Dakota Fanning, who plays Fern, took on a similar role as a farm girl who pleads with her father not to kill an injured race horse in the movie Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story. The plight of another young pig, who is trying to avoid becoming Christmas dinner, is told in the film Babe. An animated version of Charlotte’s Web was created in 1973.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Charlotte’s Web releases on Blu-ray on March 29, 2011.
DVD Release Date: 3 April 2007
Charlotte’s Web spins its magic on DVD with seven featurettes, a collection of deleted scenes, and a gag reel. There is also a storybook creator, a demo of the Charlotte’s Web Sega Game and the music video for Ordinary Miracle, performed by Sarah McLachlan. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and Spanish.