Look at that face. Can you look at that little face and not melt into a puddle of viscous goo? I certainly can’t. My keyboard is going to short out any minute now.
It’s bittersweet, for me, because I grew up on the original Charlotte’s Web movie. When I heard they were making a new version I may have groaned a bit. Did Hollywood run out of plots? Can’t they go ruin a movie I don’t cherish? I wasn’t terribly excited at the prospect, is what I’m trying to tell you.
Indeed, I’ll have to wait until Christmas to find out if the remake does more than come up with some fancy special effects. Although I do have to admit that the cast is stupendous (Kathy Bates and John Cleese? Oprah as Gussy the Goose? and the list goes on) and I suspect it would be difficult for the result to be a flop. So I am hopeful.
I’m also impatient. Which is why I was so tickled to visit Pop Candy and see that we, uh, I mean, our kids can go worry about saving Wilbur while we’re waiting for the premiere. You can sign the petition to save Wilbur, learn about great alternatives to eating pork products (apparently the best alternative is to plant your tongue firmly inside of your cheek; you’ll have to check it out to see what I mean), test your knowledge of piggie trivia, and download items to show your support for the plucky little pig. And—of course—you can follow the countdown until the movie opens.
It’s a fun little site to share with your kids. Just don’t expect them to appreciate you calling them “Some Pig!” (Some pigs around here have no sense of humor.)