Charlotte's Web

1973 G 1h 34m DVD

Charlotte's Web

1973 G 1h 34m DVD
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E.B. White's timeless story comes to life in this animated musical from directors Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto. Join Wilbur the pig (voiced by Henry Gibson), Templeton the rat (Paul Lynde) and Charlotte the spider (Debbie Reynolds) as they learn about friendship, trust and love. When Wilbur is sold to a farmer and finds out that he will eventually be killed for food, Charlotte convinces the farmer that Wilbur is a very special pig.
Debbie Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen, Danny Bonaduce, Pamelyn Ferdin, Don Messick, Agnes Moorehead, Martha Scott, John Stephenson, Herb Vigran, Dave Madden
Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the theme of the film is the cycle of life and death, which may frighten younger children. Families may want to discuss these themes. How does the movie make the youngest ones feel? How does Wilbur show his love for Charlotte even after she dies?

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Wilbur is nearly killed for meat and, though not violent, Charlotte dies at the end.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Friendship and love are the center of this film.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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