Totally charming fable has intelligent piglet Babe being raised by matriarch sheepdog Fly, and learning the art of sheep herding along with his new canine brothers. Farmer Hoggett (Cromwell), Babe's owner by virtue of a winning raffle ticket, sees that he's more than just a ham, and enters them in the world sheepdog herding championship. Whimsy that never crosses the line into treacle. Four different special effects houses were used to make the barnyard animals talk and walk. Filmed on location in Australia; based on Dick King-Smith's book "The Sheep-Pig."
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from Australian.
Oscars 1995: Visual FX; Golden Globes 1996: Film--Mus./Comedy; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1995: Film.
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