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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)
... 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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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

The sheepdog championship takes place at the Kingsmith Fairground. The electrician whose truck Rex hitches a ride on is named Dick. Near the beginning of the film, the trophy Esme Hoggett polishes is for the Kingsmith District Show. These are tributes to author Dick King-Smith. See more »

Goofs

When Farmer Hoggett is shearing sheep, it is morning and lunchtime. However when he piles the fleeces on the wagon it appears to be sundown. He then continues his shearing with the sheep, and also giving Babe a chance to drive them out of the pen. 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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Symphony No. 3 'Organ', 4th Movement
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Family Classic
26 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a family film in the classic sense of the word, and it'd be hard to find a more charming and heartfelt tale. Ideally for children, but it can be enjoyed by adults too. It is a fantasy world where animals speak just like humans do.....albeit not in Australian accents, which is where the film is meant to be set.

The hero of this tale is a young pig named Babe, who is transfered from the pig pen, to the village fête, to the hands of Farmer Hoggett who wins the little fellow in a prize raffle(James Cromwell). It is on the farm he meets the locals, and is taken under the wing by a kind sheepdog named Fly, who has been characterised as the warm and motherly type. Not so warm is Rex (voiced by Hugo Weaving of Agent Smith fame), her growling no nonsense other half, who believes pigs do not belong with sheepdogs.

Babe is portrayed as the personification of innocence, and his gleeful and inquisitive nature brings him into contact with a host of farmyard animals. Not too sure why they felt he needed a furry little toupee between his ears, but each to his own. As Babe gets closer to Fly and the sheepdog role, he even begins to assume this role, much to Rex's dismay. But Babe has an awful lot of ambition for a little animal, and his heart is set on being a "sheep-pig".

There are moments of sadness in this film, such as loss and death, but it is mainly sweet natured and enchanting. It is one of the few Universal rated films I enjoy watching, and that is saying something for me!


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