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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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farmer | farm | hotel | animal | pig | See All (118) »

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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

Box Office

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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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 »

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 »

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Babe: [in a dark alley, just past a "Beware: Savage Dogs" sign] Hello? Anybody home?
[dogs growling from the shadows]
Babe: Anybody else?
The Doberman: [Hiding in the shadows] You must have a really thin grasp on Reality...
[Comes out into the light]
The Doberman: ... unless of course; you're suicidal...
Babe: [nervously] I was only looking for some Sheep.
The Doberman: I warned You!
[a Bull Terrier comes out of he shadows in attempts to attack Babe, as so does the Doberman]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #15.33 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Barnyard Boogie
Written by Louis Jordan and Wilhemina Grey
Performed by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
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Lost its charm
5 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This takes place right after the contest of the original movie. Babe and Farmer returns to the farm. One day Babe's curiosity causes Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) to be severely hurt. The farm starts to get into trouble with the bank, and Mrs Farmer Hoggett (Magda Szubanski) is forced to take Babe to another contest. On the way they got into trouble with airport security and they're stuck in the big bad city.

This is an ugly movie. No matter how bright the picture is, the city is full of uncaring mean-spirited people. It is completely opposite of the nice fun gentle hopeful spirit of the original. The exterior shots have it's fanciful charm, but the interior of the hotel is just completely artificial. Also the movie misses the presence of James Cromwell. He's only in the movie for about 15 minutes. He provides the steadying influence of his acting prowess. Without him, all that's left is the animals and Esme doing some funny bits.


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