movie Charlotte’s Web

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E.B. White’s classic story of loyalty, trust and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation. Fern (Dakota Fanning) is one of the 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 beings 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.

Directed by: Gary Winick

Produced by: Jordan Kerner

Executive Produced by: Edgar M. Bronfman, Paul Neesan, Julia Pistor, Bernie Williams

Written by: Susannah Grant and Karey Kirkpatrick

Rating: G

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Describes for educators how E.B. White, some fifty years ago, envisioned a form of animation to best bring his story to the screen, one that can finally be realized today. For students the guide offers six activities—from vocabulary to writing an essay about who is a true friend as Charlotte was to Wilbur.

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