Kaylia and her special guest (8-year-old Ella) discuss the classic Charlotte’s Web, the classic 1973 Charlotte’s Web, and then the 2006 Charlotte’s Web… is it also destined to be a classic? What changes from book to movie to movie worked? Which changes didn’t? Is it cool to talk about death so much in a kid’s book or is it ok because of the songs and cuteness? All this and more in our episode!
Special Cohost… Ella!
Ella is in 3rd grade at Manchester GATE. She enjoys playing her guitar, reading, watching sci-fi and fantasy shows, and riding her bike. Someday she will be a paleontologist, but for now she keeps busy learning how to cook, playing with her cat, and copy-editing over her mom’s shoulder.
You can find more of her opinions over on Kaylia’s blog.
This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms
Charlotte’s Web is a children’s novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.
Charlotte’s Web is a 1973 American animated musical drama film based upon the 1952 children’s book of the same name by E. B. White, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Charlotte’s Web is the 2006 live-action remake. It is an American fantasy-comedy film directed by Gary Winick a live-action remake of the 1973 animated version produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Kevin Anderson, and Beau Bridges, with voices provided by Dominic Scott Kay, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Haden Church, André 3000, Cedric the Entertainer, Kathy Bates, Reba McEntire, and Robert Redford.
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The “Good Charlotte” that made Kaylia giggle at the end.