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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)
Miriam Flynn ...
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 ...


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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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)


$66,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Because baby pigs grow so fast, 48 pigs were used during filming for the role of Babe. See more »


When Duchess the cat is thrown out of the house she tries to touch the door knob to get back in the house. He paws the knob in the middle of the door. Then the next shot shows the door knob is higher. 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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Simple, likable feel-gooder
22 March 2004 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

A simple, likable feel-gooder. In lesser hands, 'Babe' might easily have risked excruciating death by treacle, or by camp. It does have a couple weak spots (those non-sequitur mouse songs, for instance, do nothing for me, and I always wonder why they used fake American accents for the idiomatically British dialogue). But for the most part the inventive direction and sense of genuine whimsy (not unlike those of 'Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain') steer it away from the most dangerous pitfalls. The blend of CGI, puppetry, and real animals is subtle and wonderfully believable, with the 'performances' of Fly and Rex standing out in their eloquence and realism. Much has been made, of course, of James Cromwell's acting here, and he certainly is an authentic, very charming presence throughout. But Magda Szubanski's work shouldn't be overshadowed either--even her walk is rich in comic detail. In the end, there's not a whole lot to this film, but the good things outweigh the bad, the dark edges keep it all from getting too sappy, and some of the more expressive moments truly achieve a kind of magic. 8 out of 10.

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