Wilbur cared very much about Templeton, but when Templeton said, "Why should I help Charlotte's babies?" Wilbur didn't like him anymore. He finally was able to take Charlotte's egg sac.
Later on in the cartoon movie, Templeton recieved word that his parents had died from an attack from the farm cat. He cried many nights wishing someone loved him.
In "Miracles do happen", Templeton sees his chance to be loved and respected after getting the crystal back from the Alaskan seacoast, only to be later attacked by 3 killer whales!
In the cartoon movie, Templeton is voiced by the late actor Paul Lynde and in the live action movie, he is voiced by Steve Buscemi.