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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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Ferdinand / Tug (voice)
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Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
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Nigel / Alan (voice)
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Storyline

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:

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Box Office

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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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Thelonius: This lowly, handless, deeply unattractive mudlover is a pig.
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Largo al factotum della città
from opera "Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)"
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Great film undone by bad marketing
7 December 1998 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

It is unfortunate that this movie is being marketed as a children's movie. It's having a tough time at the box office against its more heavily cross-merchandised competitors. So many people will not be able to discover that "Babe: Pig in the City" is truly a remarkable and totally unique achievement in film. It would be an injustice if this movie were not nominated for the Best Production Design Oscar, because its visuals are stunning. Babe is the center of the story, but he's not the main focus. Wonderful voice acting gives life to a motley bunch of chimps, dogs, and cats. But I've gone on too long. Go see this movie before it leaves the theatres!


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