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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.

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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 Danny Mann ... Ferdinand / Tug (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 Bull Terrier / 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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In the heart of the city, a pig with heart. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,162,640, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,319,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,812,000
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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The box office failure of this and the equally expensive Meet Joe Black (1998) led to the resignation of then Universal head Casey Silver. See more »

Goofs

The character Pit Bull is really a Bull Terrier. See more »

Quotes

Babe: Well, I have to warn you, I may be small, but I can be ferocious if provoked.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

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Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
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this pig won't hunt
6 December 1998 | by triple-xSee all my reviews

Yes, the animals are cute, Babe is a charming creation, and the movie looks like a million (or 90 million) bucks. As the saying goes, it's all up there on the screen. But what's also up there is a weird mean-spiritedness and a sense of frantic desperation. I wasn't hoping for a mere rehash of the first film (in fact, I was hoping it wouldn't spawn a sequel at all), but "Babe: Pig in the City" follows the standard blueprint for sequels: bigger, faster, louder, MORE! Not to mention unnecessary and utterly inferior.


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