Babe Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Babe the Movie

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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.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Coming of Age, Role Reversal, Talking Animals, Pigs, Nice Mice, Birds, Cats, Fairs & Expositions, King of Beasts (Dogs)
Chris Noonan, George Miller
James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski
Andrew Lesnie
Chris Noonan
Nigel Westlake
Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving, Roscoe Lee Browne
George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller, Kennedy Miller Productions, Universal Pictures


Oscars 1995: Visual FX; Golden Globes 1996: Film--Mus./Comedy; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1995: Film.

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