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Babe (1995)

G  |   |  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 (96) »

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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 »

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Farmer Hoggett kills a duck for Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve. But duck's meat needs 5-8 days to be softened in order to be edible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

Spring Dance
from "Lyric Piece, Book IV"
Music by Edvard Grieg
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User Reviews

 
This Is About As Good As It Gets For A Family Movie
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this came out -- years ago, I thought, "Wow, this is pretty amazing" and since then movie audiences have been amazed at a number of camera tricks, computer-enhanced people, animals, monsters, and who knows what....so this kind of story with fun special effects is no longer is unique.

However, it's so charming, so nice a story that it should hold up as solid entertainment for a long, long time. It has proved to be anything but a flash-in-the-pan. This movie will endure. It's also a beautiful film on DVD with brilliant colors and some very rich visuals.

Filmed in rural Australia, the scenery is magnificent and so is the house that is featured in the film. It looks like some old-fashioned gingerbread house. The animals are entertaining, talking to one another like humans but not looking hokey in the process. In other words, the dubbing is well done.

The main character, "Babe," the little pig, is the nicest, most innocent "character" you could ever hope to find. Listening to him talk is heart-warming most of the time and sometimes it's heart-breaking. The best comic relief is provided by the goose who wants to be a rooster. That may sound like it's geared toward little kids, but it isn't. I haven't found an adult friend yet who didn't like this film.

It also was good to see James Cromwell play a nice guy, too. Most other times he seems to play profane and corrupt cops or government officials. Here, he's just a nice old farmer who blends in perfectly with the surroundings. His wife is a bit annoying, but not too bad.

This is a wonderful, sweet-hearted comedy-drama with a nice ending, too, guaranteed to leave you with a smile or a tear, or both. This is one of the best "family" movies of all time.


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