• Babe: Pig in the City (2000)

Babe: Pig in the City

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 , Children , Comedy drama

Production Co: Kennedy Miller Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    It's refreshing that a family movie dares to be as emotionally charged as this one, but you wish Miller had paused before he piled everything on and said to himself, "That'll do." show more

  • 50
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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]

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Awards

Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Music (Original Song)