History Literature / CharlottesWeb

20th Nov '17 11:25:15 PM NWolfman
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A follow-up to the cartoon, ''Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure'', was released in 2003, DirectToVideo, to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

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A follow-up to the cartoon, ''Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure'', was released in 2003, DirectToVideo, to celebrate the 30th anniversary.
anniversary. Nobody involved in the original film worked on it.
19th Nov '17 9:18:02 AM Pamina
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* AdaptationExpansion: The 1973 film adds scenes that flesh out Henry Fussy as a nerd with an [[MyBelovedSmother overbearing mother]], who eventually loosens up and starts acting and dressing his age (and even [[TheGlassesGottaGo loses his glasses]]) after a visit to his grandfather, leading Fern to [[RelationshipUpgrade "suddenly see him]] [[ToyShip with new eyes."]] It also gives Wilbur another inseparable friend, Jeffrey the gosling, though he [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears without explanation]] after the fair scenes. The 2006 film doesn't add any new plot threads, but does flesh out the other barnyard animals, gives them [[NamedByTheAdaptation names]] Gussy and Golly the Geese, Samuel the Sheep, Bitsy and Betsy the Cows, Ike the Horse, and Elwyn and Brooks the Crows and emphasizes their growth from individualistic [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks with Hearts of Gold]] to a kinder, happier community as they become friends with Wilbur and Charlotte.



* AdaptedOut: The book has a scene where Nancy Arable (Fern's mom) visits psychiatrist Dr. Dorian, having been concerned about her daughter frequently visiting Homer's barn (and her seemingly telling how animals can think/talk in some way). The scene with Dr. Dorian is nowhere to be found in the animated film, but he does appear in the Live Action version, having been adapted back in.

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* AdaptedOut: The book has a scene where Nancy Arable (Fern's mom) visits psychiatrist Dr. Dorian, having been concerned about her daughter frequently visiting Homer's barn (and her seemingly telling how animals can think/talk in some way). The scene with Dr. Dorian is nowhere to be found in the animated film, but he does appear in the Live Action LiveAction version, having been adapted back in.



* FilthyFun: Wilbur is the only barn animal to like rain, because with rain comes mud, which he likes to play in.

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* {{Fainting}}: Wilbur is prone to this whenever he gets especially scared. He eventually faints from {{Stage Fright}} in front of the crowd at the fair when the time comes to receive his medal, but Templeton revives him by biting his tail.
* FilthyFun: In the film version, Wilbur is the only barn animal to like rain, because with rain comes mud, which he likes to play in.
19th Nov '17 8:50:55 AM Pamina
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Regarding the 1973 version: What happened to the gosling that wanted to be a pig?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Regarding the 1973 version: What happened to Jeffrey, the gosling that wanted to be a pig?
19th Nov '17 8:48:00 AM Pamina
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* InkSuitActor: Charlotte's facial features seem to vaguely resemble those of Debbie Reynolds, who provided her voice. The same can be said for Templeton and his voice actor Creator/PaulLynde.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's buried ''quite deeply'' in [[YouDirtyRat Templeton]]'s gluttonous body in the film adaptations.

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* InkSuitActor: Charlotte's facial features in the animated film seem to vaguely resemble those of Debbie Reynolds, who provided her voice. The same can be said for Templeton and his voice actor Creator/PaulLynde.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's buried ''quite deeply'' in [[YouDirtyRat Templeton]]'s gluttonous body in the film adaptations. Averted in the book, where he's a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk who only does the right thing when there's something in it for him.
7th Nov '17 3:04:52 PM Isaac_Heller
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Templeton is more of a likable JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the film adaptations, especially given that he's voiced by Creator/PaulLynde and Creator/SteveBuschemi in each, whereas in the original book he is utterly self-centered and amoral.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Templeton is more of a likable JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the film adaptations, especially given that he's voiced by Creator/PaulLynde and Creator/SteveBuschemi Creator/SteveBuscemi in each, whereas in the original book he is utterly self-centered and amoral.
7th Nov '17 3:04:25 PM Isaac_Heller
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Templeton is more of a likable JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the film adaptations, especially given that he's voiced by Creator/PaulLynde and Creator/SteveBuschemi in each, whereas in the original book he is utterly self-centered and amoral.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Buried ''quite deeply'' in [[YouDirtyRat Templeton]]'s gluttonous body.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Buried It's buried ''quite deeply'' in [[YouDirtyRat Templeton]]'s gluttonous body.body in the film adaptations.



** It's less out-of-nowhere in the book, where the omniscient narrator tells us early on that "the rat had no morals, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything." But in the adaptations, without that passage, it's slightly jarring.

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** It's less out-of-nowhere in the book, where the omniscient narrator tells us early on that "the rat had no morals, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything." But in the adaptations, without that passage, passage and with Templeton characterized as more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, it's slightly jarring.



* YouDirtyRat: Templeton is a dirty, [[BigEater gluttonous]], selfish {{Jerkass}}. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's a good guy, way deep down]].

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* YouDirtyRat: Templeton is a dirty, [[BigEater gluttonous]], selfish {{Jerkass}}. However, Played straight in the original book, while in the movies [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's a good guy, way deep down]].
6th Nov '17 2:09:54 PM Unicorndance
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* FilthyFun: Wilbur is the only barn animal to like rain, because with rain comes mud, which he likes to play in.


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* HappyRain: Wilbur is the only one who likes the rain.
21st Sep '17 8:53:43 AM ngh93
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* {{Chickification}}: Fern comes down with a ''very'' abrupt case of this in the novel. She's a nature lover who likes to sit for hours on end, quietly watching and listening to the animals in the barn cellar, and remains so right up until Wilbur's moment of triumph at the fair. At that very ''instant,'' she loses interest in the proceedings, begins begging her mother for money so that she can go on a second Ferris wheel ride with Henry Fussy, finally gets it, darts off, and never considers Wilbur again.

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* {{Chickification}}: Fern comes down with a ''very'' abrupt case of this in the novel. She's a nature lover who likes to sit for hours on end, quietly watching and listening to the animals in the barn cellar, and remains so right up until Wilbur's moment of triumph at the fair. At that very ''instant,'' she loses interest in the proceedings, begins begging her mother for money so that she can go on a second Ferris wheel ride with Henry Fussy, finally gets it, darts off, and never considers doesn't visit Wilbur again.as often as she used to.
12th Aug '17 10:50:44 AM nombretomado
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The story was first adapted as an animated film in 1973. It was released by by Creator/HannaBarbera and Sagittarius Productions and featured a screenplay by Earl Hamner, Jr. (''Series/TheWaltons'') and music by Music/TheShermanBrothers (''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', ''Film/MaryPoppins''). The film was reasonably well-reviewed by critics (74% fresh on RottenTomatoes), though endured some complaints regarding the quality of the animation and the music. [[CreatorBacklash Notably, E.B. White himself was disappointed by the film.]] This did not stop it from becoming a popular success, enjoying strong popularity on VHS and television.

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The story was first adapted as an animated film in 1973. It was released by by Creator/HannaBarbera and Sagittarius Productions and featured a screenplay by Earl Hamner, Jr. (''Series/TheWaltons'') and music by Music/TheShermanBrothers (''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', ''Film/MaryPoppins''). The film was reasonably well-reviewed by critics (74% fresh on RottenTomatoes), Website/RottenTomatoes), though endured some complaints regarding the quality of the animation and the music. [[CreatorBacklash Notably, E.B. White himself was disappointed by the film.]] This did not stop it from becoming a popular success, enjoying strong popularity on VHS and television.
31st Jul '17 5:35:03 PM Mdumas43073
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''Charlotte's Web'' is a classic children's novel written by E. B. White (known for such other children's works as ''Literature/StuartLittle'' and ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'', as well as his adult writings for ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'') and illustrated by Garth Williams.

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''Charlotte's Web'' is a classic children's novel written by E. B. White (known for such other children's works as ''Literature/StuartLittle'' and ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'', as well as his adult writings for in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'') and illustrated by Garth Williams.
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