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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.


Comedy | Drama | Family


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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?


The talking pig is a combination of 48 real Yorkshire pigs plus an animatronic double. A makeup artist added toupee and eyelashes to each, and computer digitization manipulated pictures of the snout to make the pig appear to talk. See more »


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 »


[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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User Reviews

Fantastic, a true piece of art
14 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Babe" is one of my favorite movies.

A lot of people laugh at me when I say that. But I know that this film is one of the best ones ever made. It's simple, beautiful, positive and original.

The story is about a farm pig who wants to become a sheep dog. Pretty strange considering a pig's place is in people's plates. But Babe has something the sheep dogs don't have: gallantry. His kindness, determination and good intentions will make him a truly unique individual, one that stands out from his peers, proving that no matter who you are, you can make a difference.

I love the way the story is made. It is cut into chapters with a bit of narration, giving us the warm "grandfather story" or "old school" feeling. It's a very comfortable ambiance, and every animal brings its personality into making an awesome story.

Now I am sure you've all seen talking animal movies before, with voice-overs. Babe took it one step further with the animals' lips being in sync with their lines! Talk about realism! The sets are very friendly to the eyes and contribute into making this movie a classic.

Babe is one great movie for everyone to see, it's magical and enchanting!

The Master T Score: ***** out of 5 Stars

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