The animation is almost perfect in its modesty the characters have a rounded simplicity that is extremely convincing and lifelike. When they wants to impress, the filmmakers conjure up a range of oil-coloured storms and skies or sequences like the one celebrating spring with windblown fairydowns and young birds hatching and taking off into autumn sunsets, or where Charlotte spins her first web, all drawn in soft-focus morning dew blue. Even the usual slapstick tomfoolery is conducted with a great deal of charm and little excess there are some wonderfully loopy surrealistic images in the scenes where the farmer gets drunk or where Templeton revels in the delights of leftover food at the country fair. The only part that does not work is a sequence where Templeton and the goose become limited line drawn characters conducting a dance in ecstasy for the food they are going to find at the fair.
Charlotte's Web also maintains a realistic degree of biological accuracy with its animal characters. This has some interestingly bizarre results such as the not entirely successful attempts to justify Charlottes trapping and eating creatures in her web as being for the good of the ecosystem. It is something that cannot help but undercut the character with a certain sinister ambiguity. The film however is a delight. Indeed, this is a model of the sort of film that Disney should have been making around this time rather than the banal likes of The Sword in the Stone (1963), Robin Hood (1973) and The Rescuers (1977).
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilburs Great Adventure (2003) was a direct-to-video sequel. The story was later remade in live-action as Charlottes Web (2006).
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