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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

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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The Landlady
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Fugly Floom
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Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Danny Mann ...
Ferdinand / Tug (voice)
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Zootie (voice)
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Bob (voice)
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Thelonius (voice)
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Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
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Easy (voice)
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The Bull Terrier / The Doberman (voice)
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The Pink Poodle / Choir Cat (voice)
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Flealick (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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In the heart of the city, a pig with heart. See more »


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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$18,318,000 (USA) (26 March 1999)
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Trivia

Elizabeth Daily replaced Christine Cavanaugh as the voice of Babe. They both starred together in Rugrats (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Esme's suit is fully inflated, you can see that the front part of the pants are still there. In the next shot directly after that, when Babe and Ferdy come running, you can clearly see that the front part is not there, even though she is in the exact same position. See more »

Quotes

Babe: Well, I have to warn you, I may be small, but I can be ferocious if provoked.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Bloodborne (2015) See more »

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Cat's Warmup
Composed by Llew Kiek
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Inevitably disappointing
5 December 1998 | by (San Jose, CA) – 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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