Babe: Pig in the City Poster

Release Date: January 6th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 1999

G|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
When Babe accidentally puts farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) in traction, the debtors come looking for their payments. In order to pay their debt, Mrs. Hoggett (Magda Szubanski) sends Babe off across the ocean to the city to demonstrate his talents as a sheep herder. Along with his friends, Babe meets a lot of new friends and gets into new adventures.

Cast: Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Mary Stein, Mickey Rooney, Julie Godfrey, E.G. Daily, Danny Mann, Glenne Headly

Director: George Miller

Genres: Fantasy, Family, Comedy drama

Production Co: Kennedy Miller Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Playful, Friendship, 1990s, Quest, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It is more of a wonderment, lolling in its enchanting images--original, delightful and funny. show more

  • While appealing as a pet show, as a movie, "Babe" is penned in by the lackadaisical story line and the film's grimy sensibilities. Despite the funny flourishes of the costumes and some sprightly animated figures and spunky effects, "Babe" is a pretty oppressive-feeling production. [25 Nov 1998]

  • As directed by the stupendously talented and aggressively eccentric George Miller (creator of Mad Max and producer of the first Babe), Pig in the City is far busier and faster than the original, which was directed by Chris Noonan. This has some benefits. [25 Nov 1998, p.D1]

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)