Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Based on the classic novel by E.B. White, the film stars the voice of Debbie Reynolds as Charlotte, and Henry Gibson as Wilbur. Allegedly, Reynolds was so taken with the novel that she didn't ask for payment for voicing Charlotte.