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Charlotte’s Web

  • April 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013
  • Venue Details: Paramount Theater
  • Address: 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Times: 2pm
  • Admission: $6.00 Adult; $4.00 Youth
  • 434-979-1333
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Animated musical film Charlotte’s Web is based upon the 1952 classic children’s book of the same name by E.B. White. The film, like the book, is about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by an intelligent spider named Charlotte . It is the first of only three Hanna-Barbera features not based upon one of their famous television cartoons and was a moderate critical and commercial success. It was helped by having a score and lyrics by the Sherman brothers, who had previously written music for the very successful family films Mary Poppins (1964), The Jungle Book (1967), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). Adding to the fun are the well-known voices of Debbie Reynolds (Charlotte), Paul Lynde (Templeton the rat), Agnes Moorehead (the Goose) and Henry Gibson (Wilbur). The film has found a devoted following over the years due to television and VHS; in 1994 it surprised the marketplace by becoming one of the best-selling titles of the year, 21 years after its first premiere. No other non-Disney musical animated film has enjoyed such a remarkable comeback in popularity. Rated G