• Babe (1995)


Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

G |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

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?

Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Hugo Weaving, Mary Acres, David Webb, Marshall Napier, John Doyle, Christine Cavanaugh

Director: Chris Noonan

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Comedy drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions

Keywords: Endearing , Wife , Inspiring , 1990s , Growing up , Underdog , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second. show more

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    The all-time great talking-pig movie, a lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny. show more

  • 88
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Babe, a live-action fable about a valiant pig who conquers prejudice like a barnyard Jackie Robinson, is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment. show more

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Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)