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Released Runtime Category
1995 94 Family
Director Language
Chris Noonan English
Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Miriam Flynn, James Cromwell


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What's it About
Separated from his family, despondent Yorkshire piglet Babe (voiced by Cavanaugh) is won at a county fair by kindly farmer Hoggett (Cromwell), and soon learns his eventual fate: the Christmas dinner table. Ignorant of the rigid social structure among the farm animals, Babe guilelessly befriends elderly ewe Maa (Flynn) and Fly (Margolyes), a maternal sheepdog who teaches him how to herd-and hopefully, save his hide.
Why we love it
Splendidly combining live-animal action with Jim Henson-esque animatronics, Noonan's irresistible "Babe" is a story about flouting convention and realizing one's potential. With its live menagerie of talking ducks, sheep, dogs, and a Greek chorus of mice mirroring the human pecking order, this Oscar-nominated film puts an intelligent, absorbing spin on self-betterment. Clever, rousing entertainment for everyone in your stable.  

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