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 ...
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Zoe Burton ...
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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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farmer | pig | sheep | farm | sheepdog | See All (98) »

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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)  »

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Babe, the Gallant Pig  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,300,243 (UK) (15 December 1995)

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$66,600,000 (USA)
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The sheepdog championship takes place at the Kingsmith Fairground. The electrician whose truck Rex hitches a ride on is named Dick. Near the beginning of the film, the trophy Esme Hoggett polishes is for the Kingsmith District Show. These are tributes to author Dick King-Smith. See more »

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On the day that Farmer Hoggett spends with the sheep, and shearing them, the number of sheep keeps changing. 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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Jonah Michaud and Karen Bruner are listed as being "Internet Bandits". See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Gordy (2011) See more »

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Symphony No. 3 'Organ', 4th Movement
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
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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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