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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

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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.

Director:

George Miller
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magda Szubanski ... Mrs. Esme Cordelia Hoggett
James Cromwell ... Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Mary Stein ... The Landlady
Mickey Rooney ... Fugly Floom
Elizabeth Daily ... Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Danny Mann ... Ferdinand / Tug / Additional Voices (voice)
Glenne Headly ... Zootie (voice)
Steven Wright ... Bob (voice)
James Cosmo ... Thelonius (voice)
Nathan Kress ... Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
Myles Jeffrey ... Easy (voice)
Stanley Ralph Ross ... The Pitbull / The Doberman (voice)
Russi Taylor ... The Pink Poodle / Choir Cat (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Flealick (voice)
Eddie Barth ... Nigel / Alan (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the biggest flop of 1998, despite the first film's success. See more »

Goofs

When Esme hits the guest on the ladder, she is wearing shoes, which are visible. In the next shot, she has bare feet. See more »

Quotes

The Narrator: Of course, it was proved beyond any doubt that Esme Cordelia Hoggett was not a felon. But sadly, they had missed their all-important connection. And to make matters worse, they were obliged to wait some days for the next flight home. They couldn't go forward and they couldn't go back. They were stranded.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Several scenes are in the previews but do not appear in the film, Including a shot of Babe falling out of the hotel window and a scene during the Ballroom Climax where two cooks stretch the rubber feet of Esme Hoggett while spinning her across the room followed by Babe charging into them, Causing them both to fall to the floor. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Anvil Chorus
from "Il Trovatore"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Gene Siskel, you had the right idea!!
17 July 2003 | by ErichoSee all my reviews

I would just like to thank Gene Siskel for all the tribute he gave to this movie. He ranked it as the best movie of 1998!! I would have to agree with him! This has got to be one of the funniest, wildest, best films of all time!!! The first "Babe" is pale in comparison to this movie! Anyway, it's about how Mrs. Hoggat is in debt, so she takes Babe to live in the big city with her. When Babe gets there, he meets tons of new animal friends, cats, dogs, monkeys, you name it! I also remember how the one monkey lady would always call him "the pig whitey thing". There were so many animal characters, but yet it worked because they were all each in some way important to the story. The duck was funny, too! Give us more of the duck! It was also cool how the bulldog wanted everyone to obey Babe, and it was like he was Babe's protector. What was also satisfying was how at the end, they told about what happened to all of the animal characters. It makes you realize how these animals all have their own communities and such. That's why I adore movies like this and "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey".

I'll never forget my favorite part, the scene at the end where Mrs. Hoggat was flying in those big trousers and everyone was in a frenzy to get Babe. And they made cute references, like the part where Babe was giving the jellybeans ("Thank the pig") was probably a reference to the pope, I believe. I can't believe this movie has no quotes! Please don't listen to the Leonard Maltin review. I personally think the first "Babe" was darker than BPITC. Anyway, this is truly a wonderful film. I've only seen it once (I think) so rent it today! A perfect 10/10.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babe 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,162,640, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$18,319,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,131,860
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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