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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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Fugly Floom
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Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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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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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$18,319,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,131,860
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Babe: Sorry, Boss...
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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 The Nanny: Mom's the Word (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Music by Lou Handman
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Performed by The Mavericks
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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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