Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  25 November 1998 (USA)
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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)
Stanley Ralph Ross ...
The Bull Terrier / The Doberman (voice)
The Pink Poodle / Choir Cat (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 <>

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 170,326,452 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Babe: Open up, please. Open this door.
Zootie: You got a problem, sweetie?
Babe: Um... uh...
Bob: Who is it, honey?
Zootie: It's, uh... kind of a baldy, pinky, whitey thingy.
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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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Written and Performed by Charles Trenet
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If I wasn't so cheap, I would have left before it was over.
7 December 1998 | by (Greenup, KY) – See all my reviews

This is a sequel which doesn't really follow the original, but will bring in viewers because of the success of the original, which we really enjoyed. The story line was far-fetched, and the humor slapstick. The singing mice were cute but were totally detached from the rest of the characters and the story line. Could not understand why they were there. The only entertainment I had was to wonder "Now how did they do that!" when observing the special effects. Mickey Rooney's cameo was sick! It was not clear whether he was a good guy or a bad guy. I was not sure whether he looks that bad for real, or the make-up guys did it to him. Save your money unless pure chaos is your idea of great humor.

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