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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  25 November 1998 (USA)
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Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Landlady
Fugly Floom
Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Danny Mann ...
Ferdinand / Tug (voice)
Zootie (voice)
Bob (voice)
Thelonius (voice)
Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
Easy (voice)
Stanley Ralph Ross ...
The Bull Terrier / The Doberman (voice)
The Pink Poodle / Choir Cat (voice)
Flealick (voice)
Nigel / Alan (voice)


After Babe's great victory in the shepherding contest, Farmer Arthur Hoggett turns down all offers to make money with his pig's talents. But when he gets hurt severely in the well, his wife has to take up farming. She does her best but cannot meet the bank's requirements, which results in the necessity of getting back to Babe. Soon, Esme Hoggett is sitting in a plane headed for "the" city. There, Babe unwillingly causes deep trouble. He has to stay with Mrs. Hoggett in the only hotel in town that accepts pets. Friendly neighbours send officials who catch all animals from the hotel: Cats, dogs, chimpanzees and many others. Babe, who managed to stay free, decides to help his new friends and gets unexpected help - not only by Ferdinand, who flew all the way to the city. Written by Julian Reischl <>

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,162,640 (USA) (27 November 1998)


ESP 170,326,452 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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The view from Babe's window at the animal hotel includes the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Rio de Janiero statue of Christ, the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, what appears to be a Moscow cathedral, and possibly other famous landmarks. In this vista, the Christ statue overlooks the Hollywood sign, and a helicopter and airplane can be seen eerily close to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (though flying away from them). Signage in the film indicates the city Babe visits is called "Metropolis", which has a Metropolis Gun Club and Metropolis Institute of Medicine. See more »


The orang-utan playing the part of Thelonius is a female, though the character is male. Male orang-utans have large, obvious cheek-pads, which are not present on this individual. See more »


Thelonius: And what have we here?
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Zootie: He's of foreign extraction, your honor.
Easy: Possibly even an alien.
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References Heavenly Creatures (1994) See more »


The Anvil Chorus
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Death is darker
29 August 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Many people just don't get it. They may tell you this movie is too dark for children. Don't believe them. This is a great movie for children. Didn't "Snow White" have an old hag try to kill her with a poison apple. Death is darker than any "dark tone" laid out in this gorgeous piece of cinema, but "Snow White" didn't get as many negative comments as this movie. The kids that watched the original "Babe" have grown up, and so did the franchise. Sure the movie may have a few adult moments than the original; for instance, most kids won't understand the whole Mrs. Hoggett cavity search incident. But overall this movie presents the great moral that everyone should be good to each other over everything else, even to someone who might have done something wrong to you. That is a message that everyone, adults and children, should hear and consider. In the end, "Babe" achieves respect and gains a whole new group of friends from his good deeds, and everyone is happy including the audience. I think this movie will be considered a classic sometime in the future, as it should be.

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