Sometimes, while living our lives and going through our normal daily routines in adult life, we come across something by accident that takes you back to fond memories of your childhood. For me, one of those things is this timeless masterpiece by E.B. White. While channel surfing the other day, I came across an afternoon showing of this movie and found myself enjoying it just as much, if not more so, than when I used to watch it as a kid. Memories of happier, care-free days as a child all came flooding back and left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling and kinda made my day. I highly recommend you sharing this movie with any kid in your life and I guarantee it will be an experience that will forever be a part of their lives. The story is so endearing, powerful, and transforming (particularly to young, impressionable minds) that the experience of viewing it for the first time will be unforgettable.
I also want to add that most reviewers commented on the dated animation quality in this film and I can't tell you how much I disagree with this. The movie's story is the most compelling part of the movie as well as the superb acting voices used in the film. The pictures are almost secondary but absolutely adequate, and I believe, at times extremely appropriate. It goes to show how a timeless classic that is well done does not have to rely on special effects and visual wizardry to tell a good story. In my opinion, the artwork and animation suits the movie extremely well and is visually satisfying. It also helps keep the viewer focused on the story and its characters as opposed to the visual elements of the production.
I love and appreciate this film now as an adult just as much as I did when I was a child and can't wait to someday share it with my kids. It's a classic and should never be absent from any family's video collection!