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|Julia Roberts||Charlotte A. Cavatica|
|Steve Buscemi||Templeton the Rat|
|John Cleese||Samuel the Sheep|
|Oprah Winfrey||Gussie, the goose|
|Cedric the Entertainer||Golly the Goose|
|Reba McEntire||Betsy the Cow|
|Kathy Bates||Bitsy the Cow|
|Robert Redford||Ike the Horse|
|Thomas Haden Church||Brooks the Crow|
|André Benjamin||Elwyn the Crow|
|Dominic Scott Kay||Wilbur|
|Abraham Benrubi||Uncle the Pig|
|Dakota Fanning||Fern Arable|
|Kevin Anderson||Mr. Arable|
|Essie Davis||Mrs. Arable|
|Siobhan Fallon||Mrs. Zuckerman|
|Julian O'Donnell||Henry Fussy|
|Danny Elfman||Original Music Composer|
|Bernard Williams||Executive Producer|
|Seamus McGarvey||Director of Photography|
|Rita Ryack||Costume Design|
|John Kasarda||Art Direction|
|Stuart Wurtzel||Production Design|
|Julia Pistor||Executive Producer|
|Earl Hamner Jr.||Film story|
|Paul Neesan||Executive Producer|
|Edgar M. Bronfman||Executive Producer|
|Lisa Thompson||Set Decoration|
|Tom Nursey||Art Direction|
"Something unexpected, unbelievable, unforgettable."
One spring, on a farm in Maine, Fern Arable (Dakota Fanning) finds her father about to kill the runt of a litter of newborn pigs. She successfully begs him to spare its life. He gives it to her, who names him Wilbur and raises him as her pet. To her regret, when he grows into an adult pig, she is forced to take him to the Zuckerman farm, where he is to be prepared as dinner in due time.
Charlotte A. Cavatica (Julia Roberts), a spider, lives in the space above Wilbur's sty in the Zuckermans' barn; she befriends him and decides to help prevent him from being eaten. With the help of the other barn animals, including a rat named Templeton (Steve Buscemi), she convinces the Zuckerman family that Wilbur is actually quite special, by spelling out descriptions of him in her web: "Some pig", "Terrific", "Radiant" and "Humble". She gives her full name, revealing her as a barn spider, an orb-weaver spider with the scientific name Araneus cavaticus.
The Arables, Zuckermans, Wilbur, Charlotte, and Templeton go to a fair, where Wilbur is entered in a contest. While there, Charlotte produces an egg sac. She cannot return home because she is dying. Wilbur tearfully says goodbye to her but manages to take her egg sac home, where hundreds of offspring emerge. Most of the young spiders soon leave, but three, named Joy, Aranea, and Nellie, stay and become Wilbur's friends.
Theatrical : 2006-12-15 : United States of America
DVD : 2007-04-03