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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:
Babe (voice)
Fly (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Ferdinand (voice)
Rex (voice)
Maa (voice)
Duchess the Cat (voice) (as Russie Taylor)
Old Ewe (voice)
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
Horse (voice)
Charles Bartlett ...
Cow (voice)
Paul Livingston ...
Rooster (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Zoe Burton ...


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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Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe, the Gallant Pig  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,300,243 (UK) (15 December 1995)


£18,634,395 (UK) (15 March 1996)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A ten-year labor of love for producer George Miller. See more »


Babe's feet are muddy when he runs over to the wagon, but clean soon after. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in SuperMansion: They Shoot Omega Pets, Don't They? (2015) See more »


Cantique de Jean Racine
Music by Gabriel Fauré
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User Reviews

Genuinely sweet and wonderful
1 February 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

This is one of the sweetest movies I have ever seen. Not preachy, but yet extends a message of love and harmony.

Just loved the pig, and James Cromwell was terrific as the somewhat befuddled but good-hearted farmer. The climax is a wonderfully quiet and touching scene. It's a movie about friendship and trust, you should see it, no matter how old you are.

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