It’s not hosted in an "official" capacity, so if you want to be the first kid on your block to check out the brand-new trailer for "Charlotte’s Web," you’ll have to do it at YouTube.com. (I’ll switch the link over to the official trailer site once Paramount wakes up and addresses the issue, kind of exactly like what happened yesterday with Fox and the "Simpsons" teaser.)
Based on the classic story by E.B.White (which was turned into 1973 animated feature that my generation still manages to adore), "Charlotte’s Web" is about a small pig, a sweet spider, a barnyard full of colorful critters, and (of course) a few bittersweet lessons about life.
The live-action version comes fully packed with big-name performers. Dakota Fanning will play an actual little girl, but everyone else (Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Thomas Haden Church, Kathy Bates, etc.) will be providing animal voices. (Picture "Babe" mixed with an Oscar party.)