Babe

Starring: James Cromwell Director: Chris Noonan  Rated: G: General Audiences
A little pig goes a long way.
Babe
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer:
Directed by
Narrated by
Screenwriting by
Screenplay by &
Composition by
Produced by &
Voice: , , , &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Christmas means carnage!"
  - Ferdinand, the duck (voice of DANNY MANN)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1996 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 04/01/1996
"...Utterly charming..." - Recommended
USA Today - 08/04/1995
"...[BABE] is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment....Beautifully shot in Australia, Babe gives off a cozy, old-fashioned feel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 08/11/1995
"...It's inspiring what real talent, imagination, and style can do..." -- Rating: A
Variety - 07/24/1995
"...Dazzling family entertainment with enormous charm and utilizing breathtaking technical innovation..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/04/1995
"...Carefree and light on its feet....If only people would be more like these animals, the world, though hardly saner, would certainly be a lot more fun..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/04/1995
"...BABE is a movie made with charm and wit....It knows things, and teaches lessons. And it is so well made that adults will find it entertaining, too..."

Product Description:

A little pig with big dreams teaches himself to be a sheepdog in this marvelous fantasy based on Dick King-Smith's children's novel "The Sheep-Pig." When an old farmer wins a piglet at a carnival by guessing its weight, be brings the oinker, named Babe, home. At first, the little animal feels confused and lonely. But a maternal collie, who just delivered her own litter, welcomes Babe into her family, and teaches him about farm life. Soon the precious pig proves that he can be a pretty valuable asset to the farmer and his wife--in a most unexpected way. Special effects allow the entire menagerie of farm animals to speak throughout this magical live-action tale.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Animal Heroes | Animals | Bucolic | Classic | Essential Cinema | Family (General) | Fantasy | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • The film won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
  • Released theatrically in the USA August 4, 1995, and had an opening weekend box office gross of $8.7 million.
  • A Kennedy Miller production.
  • Color by Atlab color. Sound in DTS.
  • Animatronic characters by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Animal action directed by Karl Lewis Miller.
  • Additional credits: Simon Warnock, Michael Bau, Geoffrey Guiffre (assistant directors); Ken Arlidge (additional unit director of photography); Carolyn Tyrer (makeup/hair).
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.

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