Charlotte's Web (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlotte's Web (1973)




Critic Consensus: That's some pig, with spirited vocal performances and a charmingly family-friendly adaptation of E.B. White's winsome story spun around him.

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E.B. White's perennial best-selling novel is translated to the screen in animated musical splendor. The classic story, described by author White as a tale of 'friendship and salvation, a story of miracles -- the miracle of birth, the miracle of friendship, the miracle of death,' features the voices of Debbie Reynolds as Charlotte, Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat, Agnes Moorehead as the Stuttering Goose, and Henry Gibson as Wilbur the Pig.

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Debbie Reynolds
as Charlotte
Paul Lynde
as Templeton
Agnes Moorehead
as The Goose
Pamelyn Ferdin
as Fern Arable
Rex Allen
as Narrator, Erzähler
Joan Gerber
as Mrs. Zuckerman/Mrs. Fussy
Robert Holt
as Homer Zuckerman
Don Messick
as Jeffrey
Martha Scott
as Mrs. Arable
William B. White
as Henry Fussy
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Critic Reviews for Charlotte's Web

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (2)

It preserves some of the form and language of White's original but fattens and sweetens his lean and pungent prose with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman.

September 9, 2008 | Full Review…

The Hanna-Barbera animation is better than the studio's usual bare-bones mediocrity, and the voice cast is superb.

March 10, 2003 | Full Review…

One of the few non-Disney animated films to make its stamp in the 1970s. Delightful

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

It's fair to say that the best stuff comes directly from E.B. White's plot and prose.

June 26, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Heartwarming tale of love and friendship.

January 1, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A charming animated adaptation of E.B. White's beloved fantasy.

September 9, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Charlotte's Web

one of those nostalgic animated movies from my childhood that i still love

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Slightly slow at times, but the story is still good, adapted from the novel. I enjoyed this movie as a kid, and I think kids today will like it too.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Very charming and heart warming animated adaptation. Not without it's tearjerker moment or two though.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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