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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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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)
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 USA:

$6,162,640, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A billboard on the city skyline reads "Eternity." This refers to the eccentric mission of reformed petty criminal Arthur Stace, who in 1932 began anonymously chalking the single word "Eternity" in copperplate style on footpaths around Sydney. He continued until his death in 1967. ("Eternity" also was featured in the finale of Sydney's fireworks display on New Years Day 2000.) See more »


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


Flealick: Well, hey, slow down. If you're not a cat, stay and chat.
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Crazy Credits

One of the singing mice thanks the audience for staying through the credits. See more »


If I Had Words
Based on "Symphony No. 3"
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by Jonathan Hodge (as Johnathon Hodge)
Lyrics by Jonathan Hodge (as Johnathon Hodge)
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Inevitably disappointing
5 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Too much slapstick for my liking. And yet much was too subtle

for kids, too silly for adults. Way too surreal. Innocence,

magic, and sheer novelty of the 1st film were inevitably not

there -- and destroyed by the inclusion of far too much of the

Real World. Effects sometimes intruded -- don't want to notice

when a character is a live animal vs. animatronic as much as

this. This didn't happen in the 1st film because it captured me.

This one distracted. Overall, they tried too hard.

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