Wilbur and Fart Jokes? Great....
So you can see the trailer up on the official website for the film of
Charlotte's Web. I've not seen it myself, so I will instead refer you to a very reliable source who commented on it on the Child_Lit Listserv.
The trailer makes it look and sound more like the recent Stuart Little movies (perhaps because Wilbur sounds like Stuart --- I can't seem to find who does the pig's voice though) and also makes a huge deal of all the big names involved. It gave me the same saccharine feel that makes me hate the earlier cartoon so much. From what I saw, updating it only made it crass. Or perhaps it isn't updated, but they decided to use a fart joke and "the rat rules" anyway? Sigh. Bad trailers don't necessarily mean bad movies, but....we shall see, we shall see.
Consider me seriously worried.