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Babe (1995)

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 ...
The Hoggetts' Daughter
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Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? Written by Jwelch5742

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A little pig goes a long way.

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4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe, the Gallant Pig  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,742,545 (USA) (6 August 1995)

Gross:

$66,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When James Cromwell was handed the screenplay for Babe, he thumbed through it to see how many lines he had. He saw that he didn't have that many (he had only 171 words of spoken dialogue, and 61 words that were sung), so decided that he would do it as a nice easy film. What he didn't realize was that he would have more screen time in this film than any of his previous films. 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 »

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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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Jingle Bells
Music by James Pierpont
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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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