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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

In the final act, just after Farmer Hoggett latches the pen, there are three long shot views of the field, two from deep in the grandstand and one from the view of Rex and Flye. In only the latter can Farmer Hoggett and Babe be seen, there is no sight of them in the shots looking out from the grandstand. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Jonah Michaud and Karen Bruner are listed as being "Internet Bandits". See more »

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Referenced in Drawn Together: Hot Tub (2004) See more »

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Away in a Manger
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick
Lyrics by unknown author
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Blew me away!
5 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I was one of the biggest detractors of this film when I initially found out it was nominated for an academy award back in 1995. A talking pig? You gotta be kiddin' me! Then, months after Braveheart walked with the award, I finally saw the infamous "Babe." Wow! Was I ever wrong. This movie not only deserved the nomination, but was a close, close second out of the five nominees in my book (Braveheart rightfully won, but I would have had no trouble had Babe won). I love this film because it has a sweet lining, yet tells a deep story about resolve, goodness, and the struggles of life in a very large sense. It makes you think, but more importantly, it makes you WANT to think about how all our lives are interconnected and what can be done by each seemingly insignificant individual to make the world a better place. That's saying a lot, when a guy who loves stuff like True Romance digs on a piggy movie. If you haven't seen this, buy it immediately.


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