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Babe (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  4 August 1995 (USA)
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Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

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Babe (voice)
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Fly (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Ferdinand (voice)
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Rex (voice)
Miriam Flynn ...
Maa (voice)
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Duchess the Cat (voice) (as Russie Taylor)
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Old Ewe (voice)
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
Horse (voice)
Charles Bartlett ...
Cow (voice)
Paul Livingston ...
Rooster (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Zoe Burton ...
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Farmer Hoggett wins a runt piglet at a local fair and young Babe, as the piglet decides to call himself, befriends and learns about all the other creatures on the farm. He becomes special friends with one of the sheepdogs, Fly. With Fly's help, and Farmer Hoggett's intuition, Babe embarks on a career in sheepherding with some surprising and spectacular results. Written by Kathy Li

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A little pig goes a long way.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe, the Gallant Pig  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,300,243 (UK) (15 December 1995)

Gross:

£18,634,395 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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Preproduction lasted eight months, shooting took six months and post-production twelve months. See more »

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Quotes

Maa the Very Old Ewe: Darn silly carry-on, if you ask me.
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Ferdinand the duck: Christmas! Christmas dinner, yeah. Dinner means death. Death means carnage! Christmas means carnage!
[flies away frantically]
Ferdinand the duck: Christmas means carnage!
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As the final credits conclude, the field mice reappear and say, "Thank you for staying until the end." See more »

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Cantique de Jean Racine
Music by Gabriel Fauré
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An astounding film
17 December 2003 | by (Stamford, CT) – See all my reviews

I was dragged to this film by my girlfriend (now wife) when it first came out in fall of 1995. I had zero interest in what seemed to me nothing more than a kids movie. I recall sitting in the theater before the movie commenced, looking at my watch and estimating the time it would end, when my life could begin again after this rude 90 minute interruption.

Then the film began. The moment Babe said a tearful goodbye to his mother as she was being led off to the slaughter house ("Pig Paradise", the narrator says), I was hooked. What stood out to me was not the tearful "Goodbye Mom", but the fact that after we see Babe's mom loaded into the truck, the camera goes back to Babe, siting in the corner of his industrial pen, sobbing profusely. This moment, maybe 90 seconds into the movie, is filmed so well, so perfect, that instead of coming off as melodramatic, it is heartrending. I know that word is used often to describe this film, but I do not know how else to describe it. This is one of many "heartrending" moments in this beautiful film.

This is by far the best childrens film I have ever seen, but it really is a mistake to even call it a childrens film. It is simply a great film. A film that shows how wondrous things can happen as a result of common decency; how any individual can triumph if they believe in themselves; how vital is the help of family and friends in life's arduous journey.

This a film not to be missed. It should have beaten Braveheart.


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