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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Directed by CHARLES A. NICHOLS and IWAO TAKAMOTO

Screenplay by EARL HAMMER JR.

Sirs: I must explain at the outset that this full-length cartoon version of the book in which I first found fame was of great interest to me. As the presumed villain of the piece—although, I always thought, a heartily personable one—I was eager to see what Hollywood had done to my image and that of my old friends. Even a rat hears stories of the mangling of classics, and certainly Mr. E.B. White's narrative is a work of such stature.

Well, it has been tampered with a little, and...