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Blast! Signs Up Charlotte's Web, the Children's Film of the Year

Blast! Entertainment is signing up the major movie license Charlotte's Web for PlayStation 2. Publishers Weekly lists the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time, selling more than 45 million copies and has been translated into 23 languages. Aside from its paperback sales, Charlotte's Web is 78th on the all-time hardback list. Bringing this all time classic to life on PS2 is Atomic Planet Entertainment Limited (APE) a video games developer based in the North of England, consisting of a management team that has over 70 years of industry experience.

The film is due for release in UK cinemas in February, it's a live-action/photo real CG animated feature adaptation of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" starring Dakota Fanning as Fern. Heading up the all star cast is Julia Roberts lending her vocals in the lead role of Charlotte A. Cavatica, a spider and heroine of the book who goes out of her way to save Wilbur the pig's life by weaving miraculous words into her webs.

Also providing voices are Oprah Winfrey as Gussy the barn's maternal yet irreverent goose; John Cleese as Samuel the sheep; Steve Buscemi as the barn's sardonic Rat Templeton. Cedric The Entertainer will play opposite Oprah as the other Goose - Golly. Reba McEntire and Kathy Bates will voice the barn's ironic cows; Betsy and Bitsy and Thomas Haden Church will voice Brooks, one of two dimwitted crows opposite Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) as Elwyn the other crow.

Charlotte's Web on PlayStation 2 combines all the major characters of the story and places them in the players control. This is a quick and simple game to get into that is perfect for children. Varied gameplay will include exploration and problem solving and the player with have to explore the farm to live through the infamous Charlotte's Web story.



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