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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.

Director:

Chris Noonan

Writers:

Dick King-Smith (novel), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Cavanaugh ... Babe (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Fly (voice)
Danny Mann ... Ferdinand (voice)
Hugo Weaving ... Rex (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... Maa (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Cat (voice) (as Russie Taylor)
Evelyn Krape ... Old Ewe (voice)
Michael Edward-Stevens Michael Edward-Stevens ... Horse (voice)
Charles Bartlett ... Cow (voice)
Paul Livingston Paul Livingston ... Rooster (voice)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Narrator (voice)
James Cromwell ... Farmer Hoggett
Magda Szubanski ... Esme Hoggett
Zoe Burton Zoe Burton ... Daughter
Paul Goddard ... 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 can herd sheep too. 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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Plot Keywords:

farmer | pig | sheep | farm | sheepdog | See All (102) »

Taglines:

A little pig goes a long way.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The music for the movie's theme song is taken from the Organ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns, whose most famous composition is "Carnival of the Animals." See more »

Goofs

When Farmer Hogget goes outside to inject his dog with a tranquilizer, he injects the serum under the dog's skin. In actual fact, tranquilizers are given to animals in the muscle on their backs above their tail. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Most films released in German-speaking areas in Europe are dubbed in Germany with the same standard German pronunciation. This film, however, was also released in a special version that was re-dubbed for Austria. Each of the animals speaks in a very specific regional Austrian accent: Ferdinand the Duck sounds like a Tyrolean, Duchess the cat has a Vorarlberg accent and so on. The mice sing Styrian folk songs. This Austrian version was included on the DVD, however not on the Blu-ray. See more »


Soundtracks

Blue Moon
Written by Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart
(EMI Robbins Catalog Inc)
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Fantastic, a true piece of art
14 July 2004 | by Bobino-2See all my reviews

"Babe" is one of my favorite movies.

A lot of people laugh at me when I say that. But I know that this film is one of the best ones ever made. It's simple, beautiful, positive and original.

The story is about a farm pig who wants to become a sheep dog. Pretty strange considering a pig's place is in people's plates. But Babe has something the sheep dogs don't have: gallantry. His kindness, determination and good intentions will make him a truly unique individual, one that stands out from his peers, proving that no matter who you are, you can make a difference.

I love the way the story is made. It is cut into chapters with a bit of narration, giving us the warm "grandfather story" or "old school" feeling. It's a very comfortable ambiance, and every animal brings its personality into making an awesome story.

Now I am sure you've all seen talking animal movies before, with voice-overs. Babe took it one step further with the animals' lips being in sync with their lines! Talk about realism! The sets are very friendly to the eyes and contribute into making this movie a classic.

Babe is one great movie for everyone to see, it's magical and enchanting!

The Master T Score: ***** out of 5 Stars


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,742,545, 6 August 1995

Gross USA:

$63,658,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,134,910
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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