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      Babe

      1995, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 34m

      71 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      The rare family-friendly feature with a heart as big as its special effects budget, Babe offers timeless entertainment for viewers of all ages. Read critic reviews

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      Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) 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 (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. 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?

      • Rating: G

      • Genre: Kids & family, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

      • Original Language: English (Australia)

      • Director: Chris Noonan

      • Producer: Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell

      • Writer: Dick King-Smith, George Miller, Chris Noonan

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $63.6M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Stereo

      Cast & Crew

      James Cromwell
      Magda Szubanski
      Marshall Napier
      John Doyle
      Christine Cavanaugh
      Miriam Margolyes
      Danny Mann
      Paul Goddard
      Nigel Westlake
      Andrew Lesnie
      Marcus D'Arcy
      Jay Friedkin
      Roger Ford
      Colin Gibson
      Kerrie Brown

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      • Feb 09, 2012
        This is a thoroughly charming movie. I saw it when it first came out and here it is, sixteen (can it be?) years later and having seen probably everything that Netflix has to offer ordered it as a "what the hey." I liked it better the second time. The movie teeters on the verge of sentimentality, but pulls back in plenty of time so there is no cringing! My favorite part of the movie is when the stoic farmer, nursing Babe who is sick with the thought that the farmer just wants to eat him, sings him a song, then--omigosh--does a highland dance. I don't think I've ever seen a more original declaration of interspecies love.
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      • Jan 19, 2012
        So after being stuck babysitting my little sister I decided to watch a family movie. I didn't want a Disney family movie because with Disney, even Pixar is guilty, you can expect a happy ending from them. So I saw this on sale at a Wal-Mart, bought it, and loved it. Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. Now I don't care about who point of view the story is being told as long as it good. I never got why people hate it when animals talked in a movie, yet I never hear anyone complain about that in Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and even Tarzan. So back on track, the story is more entertaining than I expected it to be. There's allot of good lesson to be learned in this movie and it's nice to see a good live action family movie unlike nowadays where nearly all the good ones are all animated. Before I loose focus again, I have to say the flow of the movie works for it. I found the humor top notch, it atmosphere moving, and it has allot of heart in it. Now what makes Babe stand out from most current family movies is that it's not animated. I honestly can't remember the last time (besides A Christmas Story) I enjoyed watching a family movie that wasn't animated. This movie has something for both young viewers and has something for older viewers. Babe is a hidden family movie gem lost under the animated many family animated movies. This excellent movie is at the level of Pixar movies in greatness, I highly recommend this for anyone of any age.
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      • Jan 04, 2012
        What was I thinking before this movie? "98% with critics but only 54% with user, i'll see how this turns out." What was I thinking after this movie? "What a masterpiece. It's a inspirational movies for kids and even adults. The script is very cheesy but that adds all the charm to it. If you look at the years from 2000-2010. who many good "talking animal" films have there been? almost none (although there was Toy Story 3 which had talking toys). This film teaches you life lessons that maybe some people have lost. I would say this film is one of the most inpsirational of all time but the thing that puts is aside from other inspirations like Forrest Gump is that it inspires us using talking animals. That is something that most of the youth today have not experienced yet. A good movie with talking animals. Is this the only movie of it's kind? No, but prior to 1995 and even after 1995 and all the way to 2012, nobody ever thought that a film like this, of a sheep pig, could inspire and light the hearts of so many people. From the scene in the first scene of when Babe was a baby to when he Babe becomes a champion sheep pig, all you can think to yourself is, "This is a special film. How can anyone dislike it?"
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      • Dec 05, 2011
        I loved Dick King Smith books, must've read a dozen of them as a kid. This movie was awesome when I was a kid--the farm animals were charmingly brought to life, and extra points for the loveable mice singing a beachy "If I Had Words"! It didn't quite stay true to the understated elegance of the book, but is still a classic in my heart.
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