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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2006


PTC Awards Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to "Charlotte's Web"

 

LOS ANGELES (December 21, 2006) - The Parents Television Council™, the nation's most influential advocacy organization protecting children against sex, violence and profanity in entertainment, today announced that it has awarded its prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to Paramount Pictures and Walden Media for co-producing the new movie, "Charlotte's Web."

 

Based on the classic children's book, "Charlotte's Web" highlights the virtues of loyalty, trust and sacrifice.  This live-action adaptation includes the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, John Cleese, Reba McEntire and others.  Dakota Fanning plays Fern.  "Charlotte's Web" was released in theaters nationwide on December 15 and is rated G.

 

"The PTC is pleased to award ‘Charlotte's Web' with its prized Seal of Approval.  ‘Charlotte's Web' is a great family film suitable for all ages.  The film is filled with positive messages that teach children the power of words and the importance of friendship.  We applaud Paramount Pictures and Walden Media for providing a film that the entire family can enjoy," said Tim Winter, executive director of the PTC™.

 

"Walden Media strives to produce family-friendly entertainment and we are thrilled that "Charlotte's Web" has been given the Parents Television Council's Seal of Approval," said Francis X. ("Chip") Flaherty, executive vice president of Walden Media. "It not only substantiates our goal, but also encourages us to continue to produce high quality films based on beloved and inspiring stories."

 

To read the PTC review of the film, visit http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/moviereviews/PTC/2006/charlottesweb.asp
For more about the movie, visit
www.charlotteswebmovie.com.

 

To schedule an interview with a PTC representative, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.


The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has over one million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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