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Babe (1995)

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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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The film had 56 animal trainers on set to handle nearly 1000 animals. See more »


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[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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A Pig's Fascinating Tale
8 July 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Remember the times when a parent or a grandparent would read to a child in bed, so that the child can visualize the story and comfortably sink into his/her dreamworld? Well, 'Babe' feels like such a story. It is a heartwarming tale about a Pig (called Babe by her 'Mom') and her friends at the farm. Chris Noonan executes it in such a wonderful way. The film is broken into chapters (just like in a book) and the lovable talking animals appear like very real and humanistic characters. the lip-syncing is impeccable. Also, I liked that the film doesn't completely refrain from reality as it does show that pigs are killed for meat or that puppies are given away or sold to others. It stays honest. The voice-acting is very well done. Christine Cavanaugh's childlike voice remarkably fits Babe. Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving and Miriam Flynn are all pleasing. James Cromwell is wonderfully restrained. The setting is a make-belief story-book farm. I found myself wondering, 'Is this an English farm?' and at the same time being confused that the people were speaking with an American accent but there's really no need to pick on that because it simply doesn't matter. Just enjoy the beautiful farm and the lovely characters. 'Babe' is one of the finest family films. Kids will surely love it. Heck, even I loved it when I saw it during my late teens...and I still love it as an adult.

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