Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.
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
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The view from Babe's window at the animal hotel includes the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Rio de Janiero statue of Christ, the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, what appears to be a Moscow cathedral, and possibly other famous landmarks. In this vista, the Christ statue overlooks the Hollywood sign, and a helicopter and airplane can be seen eerily close to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (though flying away from them). Signage in the film indicates the city Babe visits is called "Metropolis", which has a Metropolis Gun Club and Metropolis Institute of Medicine. See more »
The dog listed as The Pitbull is actually a Bull Terrier. See more »
It's all illusory - it's ill, and it's for losers.
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One of the singing mice thanks the audience for staying through the credits. See more »
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 »
Well, the surreal beauty presented in the trailers of this film is just the entree to a rather dark and Fellini-esque sequel to one of the most charming fairy tales of modern times.
I enjoy films such as "The Godfather" & "The Road Warrior" but even those heavy dramas had more light-hearted moments than this G-rated film. "Babe: Pig in the City" is just one string of dark, depressing, anxiety-inducing scenes that puts it "just a little left" of Peter Jackson's "Meet the Feebles." At least THAT film (Feebles) doesn't present itself as anything other than adult fare.
What surprises me even more is the number of glowing reviews this nightmarish picture received. It's not a film I would want my kids to see. Many of the situations are terrifying--especially to young minds trying to come to grips with the world in general. I'm not saying you need to sugar-coat everything. But does one have to go out of their way to make a downbeat children's film?
Film's such as "Willy Wonka," "20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Old Yeller" all have their dark side but in B:PITC, ALL the characters seem to be dysfunctional, twisted, or downright mean. And we're not even sure why.
I'm not a prude. I work for a visual effects studio that sometimes creates truly horrific images for adult-themed films. It just seems to me we could use a break from that now & then and enjoy something a bit lighter. The physical world is harsh enough--do we want that in all our entertainment as well?
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