Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure

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Charlotte's Web 2:
Wilbur's Great Adventure
Charlotte's Web 2- Wilbur's Great Adventure FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed by Mario Piluso
Produced by James Wang
Screenplay by Elana Lesser
Cliff Ruby
Based on Characters 
by E. B. White
Starring Julia Duffy
David Berón
Charlie Adler
Amanda Bynes
Music by Michael Tavera
Edited by Christopher Hink
Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment (USA)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (non-USA)
Release dates
  • March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
Running time 79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure is a 2003 American direct-to-video animated film, and the sequel to the 1973 film Charlotte's Web. It was produced by Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Universal Cartoon Studios, and Nickelodeon; and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment in North America and Universal Studios Home Entertainment overseas.

Plot

The film opens in springtime, about a year after Charlotte has died. Charlotte's three daughters, Nellie, Aranea, and Joy, are now in the stages of adolescence, with Wilbur serving as a companion and mentor.

During this time, Wilbur befriends Cardigan, a newborn lamb that is looked down upon by the other lambs and the younger sheep of his flock because he has black wool. Wilbur takes Cardigan under his wing and shows him the farm, the ways of animal life, and dangers to look out for.

However, after only a few weeks, Zuckerman suddenly sells Cardigan to another farmer, so Wilbur, along with Charlotte's daughters and Templeton the Rat, set out to visit Cardigan and make sure he is safe.

On the journey to visit Cardigan, however, Wilbur is hungry so he gets some grapes which make him look purple. Some bark from the trees comes and lands on his head. This makes him look like a wild pig. A near hit by a car then reveals that two other guys have now seen the wild pig. This makes it hard for Wilbur to visit Cardigan.

Meanwhile, an evil fox named Farley comes and steals a hen from the barn, and Wilbur is blamed. Farley comes and steals Cardigan from the barn, and plans to eat him. Wilbur now must save his friend, and does so by trapping him in a "pig web". Charlotte's daughters spin the word "fox" in a spider web, and Fern arrives just in time to save Wilbur. The fox, while not shown, is probably disposed of. Aranea and Joy decide to stay with Cardigan, and the film ends as Wilbur has to baby sit Templeton's kids. He had promised to do this earlier when Templeton had to get Wilbur out of some brambles bushes, which also helped make him look like a wild pig.

Cast

Crew

Reception

Robert Pardi of TV Guide stated that the sequel did not capture the spirit of the original. He also criticized the animation and the plot.[1] Mike Long of DVD Talk said that the animation was mediocre and resembled a Saturday morning cartoon.[2]

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