Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure

Movie review by
Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Nothing like the original, but fun on its own.
  • G
  • 2003
  • 79 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Animals cooperate to solve problems. Fern takes an active role in saving Wilbur.

Violence & Scariness

Hint of Wilbur becoming a tasty dinner, but never discussed how.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that WIlbur's life is in jeopardy and there is a hint that Wilbur could become a tasty dinner (although how this would happen is never explicitly explained).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 and 17-year-old Written bypoppinsfan August 14, 2015
Adult Written byadvocatewhat'sright December 26, 2012

Decent sequel to the original

OK, it's true what the site says about it not being as good as the original. But it's pretty good. Granted, it was made 30 years after the first one c... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byVictor delarge September 22, 2018

Fine animation but I have to say something, something wicked.....*PARERENTS PLEASE READ*

The movie is kind of entertaining but one scene comes to mind: The co main character of the black sheep gets kidnapped by the main antagonist of this move “The... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old September 2, 2013

a good movie

its a good movie with some disapointing parts

What's the story?

CHARLOTTE'S WEB 2: WILBUR'S GREAT ADVENTURE picks right up in the Spring after Charlotte's death. Wilbur has befriended Charlotte's daughters, now with neon bright hair and teen-age sounding voices. Templeton, this time without the vocalizations of Paul Lynde, is still annoying to all. His offspring scamper about causing trouble. Wilbur befriends a new black lamb who is sold to another farmer. On a trek to visit him with spiders and Templeton in tow, a disheveled-looking Wilbur is mistaken for a wild pig, and the local farmers are on guard. Meanwhile, a fox corners Cardigan. Wilbur manages to rescue him and tie up the fox. Fern, just as outspoken as ever, straightens the matter of Wilbur's mistaken identity.

Is it any good?

Hearing of a sequel to the beloved children's classic may make parents wince; there's no comparison at all to the original. But on its own, it's a story that is not terribly frightening and does attempt to tackle issues about friendship.

Interspersed in the plot are four songs, including a number sung by the young daughters of Charlotte as they psyche themselves up to replicate the web artistry known of their mother. Kids will enjoy these songs, though they add absolutely nothing to the story. This was a direct-to-video project, very obviously a money-making venture stemming from the success of Charlotte's Web.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about diversity, feelings of isolation, and how to respond through acts of kindness. Why is Cardigan different than the others? And if makes a child want to learn more about Charlotte's Web, then it's worth the effort.

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