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Babe (1995)

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Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Babe (voice)
... Fly (voice)
Danny Mann ... Ferdinand (voice)
... Rex (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... Maa (voice)
... Duchess the Cat (voice) (as Russie Taylor)
... Old Ewe (voice)
Michael Edward-Stevens ... Horse (voice)
... Cow (voice)
Paul Livingston ... Rooster (voice)
... Narrator (voice)
... Farmer Arthur H. Hoggett
... Esme Hoggett
Zoe Burton ... The Hoggetts' Daughter
... The Hoggetts' Son-in-Law
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Storyline

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? Written by Jwelch5742

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A little pig goes a long way.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »

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4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe, the Gallant Pig  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,742,545, 6 August 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,134,910
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Trivia

Filmed in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, though all vehicles drive on the right side of the road. See more »

Goofs

When Duchess the cat is thrown out of the house she tries to touch the door knob to get back in the house. He paws the knob in the middle of the door. Then the next shot shows the door knob is higher. See more »

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Narrator: This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) See more »

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Toreador Song
from "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet
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Positively Sublime
5 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

An extremely quirky film that you won't mind watching with the kids. Not full of sappy platitudes, this strange little tale of a pig that wants to be a sheep dog is extremely effective in it's message without hitting you in the head with it. No doubt because it wasn't made in Hollywood... we Americans have never been good at telling children's stories without being condescending and heavy-handed with the moral message.

The story takes place in some fairy tale amalgam of all the rural cultures of the English-speaking world - Sometimes it seems like England, other times Kansas, Australia, New Zealand, it's really never anywhere particular. The acting is superb, the animatronics are unrecognizable as such, and James Cromwell is superb as the taciturn farmer willing to give the little pig a chance.


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