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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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farmer | pig | sheep | sheepdog | dog | See All (85) »

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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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Trivia

Magda Szubanski was only in her early 30s when she won the role of Esme Hoggett, who was supposed to be elderly, so Szubanski was made up to look about 20 years older than she actually was at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Farmer Hogget goes outside to inject his dog with a tranquilizer, he injects the serum under the dog's skin. In actual fact, tranquilizers are given to animals in the muscle on their backs above their tail. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back.
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Crazy Credits

While the field mice reappear at the end of the credits in theatrical version, they do not do so in the Pay TV version. In fact, the mice do not appear in the credits at all, either for voices, animation, or animatronics. The vocal portions of the musical credits were peculiarly absent, as these were provided by the mice. See more »

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Soundtracks

If I Had Words
Adapted from "Symphony No. 3" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Lyrics by Jonathan Hodge
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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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