Sega’s Charlotte’s Web Video Game Ships To Retail Outlets Nationwide

Video game based on upcoming feature film now available for the Nintendo DS system, Game Boy Advance, PC CD-ROM and mobile phones.

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Charlotte’s Web, the video game based on Paramount Pictures’/Walden Media’s presentation of a Kerner Entertainment/Nickelodeon Movies production of Charlotte’s Web, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Charlotte’s Web is available for the Nintendo DS system and Game Boy Advance, and brings to life one of the most beloved stories of all time. In addition, Charlotte’s Web Wilbur and Friends will also be available for the PC. Further enhancing this charming interactive experience is the voice acting of Dominic Scott Kay, who made his debut in the 2002 hit Minority Report. Kay, who voices the role of Wilbur in the feature film, reprises his role on the DS and PC versions of the video game. Charlotte’s Web will also be available as a downloadable game on mobile phones via all major cell phone carriers.

Gamers of all ages will explore four fascinating worlds, complete challenging missions and unlock arcade-style mini-games while playing as Wilbur the pig and Templeton the rat in the DS and GBA games. Players will be sent on sweeping scavenger hunts for letters that make up phrases that when woven into Charlotte’s web proclaim to the world that Wilbur is an amazing pig. Both versions are loaded with mini-games hidden throughout the multiple levels. The PC CD-ROM game, Charlotte’s Web Wilbur and Friends, is the ultimate activity center, packed with numerous individual games including one special game entitled ‘Petting Pen’ where players can care for Wilbur.

“Charlotte’s Web is one of those special stories that has far reaching appeal due to its heartfelt nature,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “The interactive experience we’ve created based on this beloved story captures that spirit. This is one video game that the whole family will enjoy.”

The game is rated ‘E’ for “Everyone” by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and has an MSRP of $29.95 for the DS and GBA, and $19.95 for the PC. Charlotte’s Web for mobile phones is available for download through all major carriers.

Charlotte’s Web is a new, live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved classic, which is the best-selling children’s paperback of all time. In Charlotte’s Web, a very small pig finds that the most powerful force in the world is the bond of friendship. Wilbur, a pig and the runt of the litter, has a youthful manner that makes him seem naïve to the other animals in his new barn, but to Charlotte – the spider who lives in the rafters – he is a welcome friend. Their friendship is shown to be a lasting one when the other animals reveal that the pig’s days are numbered. It seems that only a miracle will save Wilbur’s life, but a determined Charlotte spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is “some pig” and worth saving. The magical story of loyalty and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation.

The motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be in theaters nationwide on December 20, 2006. The film has been rated G by the MPAA. More information on the film can be found here.

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