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I've seen several movie versions of CHARLOTTE'S WEB. The story of the friendship between a runt pig and a spider in the barn has been around entertaining children for dozens of years. But I have never seen a production that came even close to the new movie in theaters everywhere.
The recent release of CHARLOTTE'S WEB is simply amazing. I can't wait for the DVD to come out, and I'll really be disappointed if there isn't some in-depth special features regarding the making the of the film, particularly the computer animation aspects. Watching the animals talking and interacting onscreen was nothing short of magical.
There is an incredible shift from the human point of view in the film to the animal one that is almost seamless unless you're looking for it. I was, and it was still so effortless that the transition doesn't jar viewers at all. The handoff is smooth and remains highly believable.
My 9-year-old went with my wife and I, and even though he'd seen the story a number of times on DVD, he fell in love with it all over again. I loved hearing him laugh, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I'd heard CHARLOTTE'S WEB read to me by a schoolteacher.
The story is timeless and will always be around. But it's been waiting all this time for movie-making magic to truly unlock a way for audiences to watch it presented so much in the flesh.
No only is the video aspect so good, but the voice talent gathered for the film is outstanding. Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric The Entertainer, Reba McEntire, and many other recognizeable voices (including Sam Shepard as the narrator) all contributed to this amazing experience.
If you want to have a great time and be a child again, go see CHARLOTTE'S WEB. If you want to bring delight to a child, take one with you. You'll be glad you did.
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Initial post: May 19, 2007 10:29:26 AM PDT
Annja would appreciate Charlotte.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 11:39:08 AM PDT
Randy Lee says:
Is this the old cartton version ,, or did they make it in to a non cartoon version. like they did with the wizzard of oz? my self I want the ccartton or anamated version.. I need to know before i buy this for my grand child TY
In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 11:58:25 PM PDT
Victoria Weber says:
I will buy this next week on amazon instant video. Sounds enlightening! Much more than "contagion" which I rented and didn't watch all the way through due to not wanting sleep disorders or hypochondriaca! Will remember to rent next week for sweet dreams!
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