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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 <julianreischl@mac.com>

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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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Did You Know?


The box office failure of this and the equally expensive Meet Joe Black (1998) led to the resignation of then Universal head Casey Silver. See more »


The dog listed as The Pitbull is actually a Bull Terrier. See more »


Zootie: We're going outside? Without a human? Could be kind of dangerous, you know, in a lethally sort of way.
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One of the singing mice thanks the audience for staying through the credits. See more »


Features Babe (1995) See more »


That'll Do
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by James Watson and The Black Dyke Mills Band
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Bad sequel to a good movie.
10 January 1999 | by (New Port Richey, FL) – See all my reviews

The original (Babe) was a charming, low-key movie. The sequel has taken Babe to the city, but ignores the charm of his naievity which made the original such a success.. Instead, we're treated to animals being run over by trucks (almost, but scarey), drowned (almost, but frightening in the possibilities) plus a chase scene that goes on forever and in its length becomes pointless. How much nicer it would have been to have Babe be awestruck by the sights and sounds of the city--and how much funnier. After having seen this I would not take a child to this show. An adult daughter walked out and I suspect others did, too.

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