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 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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farmer | pig | sheep | farm | sheepdog | See All (105) »

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A little pig goes a long way.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino called Babe one of his favorite films of 1995, which surprised some fans due to the violent nature of his films. See more »

Goofs

When farmer Hoggett's wife is measuring babe, it is a clear sunny day. When the camera shows farmer Hoggett watching, it is raining in the background. See more »

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[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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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 »


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Toreador Aria
from "Carmen"
Written by Georges Bizet
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Blew me away!
5 August 2003 | by yahweh25See all my reviews

I was one of the biggest detractors of this film when I initially found out it was nominated for an academy award back in 1995. A talking pig? You gotta be kiddin' me! Then, months after Braveheart walked with the award, I finally saw the infamous "Babe." Wow! Was I ever wrong. This movie not only deserved the nomination, but was a close, close second out of the five nominees in my book (Braveheart rightfully won, but I would have had no trouble had Babe won). I love this film because it has a sweet lining, yet tells a deep story about resolve, goodness, and the struggles of life in a very large sense. It makes you think, but more importantly, it makes you WANT to think about how all our lives are interconnected and what can be done by each seemingly insignificant individual to make the world a better place. That's saying a lot, when a guy who loves stuff like True Romance digs on a piggy movie. If you haven't seen this, buy it immediately.


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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

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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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