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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

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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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Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
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Nigel / Alan (voice)
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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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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Babe 2  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£612,971 (UK) (4 December 1998)

Gross:

ESP 170,326,452 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In 2011, Ron Meyer, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios,told an audience at the Savannah (Georgia) Film Festival that Babe: Pig in the City was one of the two worst movies that Universal had ever made; the other one he singled out was The Wolfman. See more »

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When Esme hits the guest on the ladder, she is wearing shoes, which are visible. In the next shot, she has bare feet. See more »

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Thelonius: And what have we here?
Bob: Well, um, we're in a negotiation with this naked, pink individual.
Zootie: He's of foreign extraction, your honor.
Easy: Possibly even an alien.
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That'll Do
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by James Watson and The Black Dyke Mills Band
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A Classic
19 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film will one day be recognized as a classic. It is cinematic magic from beginning to end. Who cares what it is about and whether it is dark (and what film doesn't have a dark element, there is a nasty trend where we are supposed to keep the darker impulses from the wee ones, as if ignorance is wisdom), it is wonderful to look at, the acting is amazing, the animals are perfectly on cue, the action sequences are brilliant. It is a lovely and colorful dream, that yes might be a bit fantastical. So what? Imagine what a difference a movie set must be when it is predominantly animals in the movie.


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