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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mrs. Esme Cordelia Hoggett
... Farmer Arthur Hoggett
... The Landlady
... Fugly Floom
... Babe (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Danny Mann ... Ferdinand / Tug (voice)
... Zootie (voice)
... Bob (voice)
... Thelonius (voice)
... Easy / Tough Pup (voice)
... Easy (voice)
... The Bull Terrier / The Doberman (voice)
... The Pink Poodle / Choir Cat (voice)
... Flealick (voice)
... 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 »


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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe 2  »

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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:

$69,131,860
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was Siskel's pick for the best film of 1998. See more »

Goofs

When Esme's suit is fully inflated, you can see that the front part of the pants are still there. In the next shot directly after that, when Babe and Ferdy come running, you can clearly see that the front part is not there, even though she is in the exact same position. See more »

Quotes

Bob: It's all illusory - it's ill, and it's for losers.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Featuring Vocals by Tex Beneke and The Modernaires
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forget it.
29 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

forget it.

babe remains as cute, as are the 3 singing mice. 1-2 real sweet puppies and kittens, and that's it.

during the movie, you can actually feel the loss of direction, the frantic search for a funny slapstick, by the script writer(s). of cos it was never found.


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