Babe 2-Movie Family Fun Pack [DVD]

  • SKU: 3201004
  • Release Date: 02/18/2014
  • Rating: G
This two pack for fans of the family film franchise Babe includes both the first and second installments in the series, Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.
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Synopsis


Babe: Pig in the City
The 1995 Academy award-winning film Babe was Australian-made and featured the latest in talking animal anima-tronics. It told the heart-warming story of a sheepherding pig named Babe and his rise to community fame. The film was a tremendous hit, both financially and critically. Babe: Pig in the City is the higher budgeted American-made sequel that picks up where the original left off. It was directed by George Miller (Mad Max trilogy) who produced the original Babe film, and received a lot of criticism for being much darker than the original. The story owes more to George Orwell's Animal Farm or Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist than the original film. Having triumphed at the National Sheepdog trials, Babe returns home a hero. But after farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) suffers from a farming accident, Mrs. Hoggett, a naive portly woman, is left to work the ranch alone. It's not long before the bank comes knocking. Desperate to save her farm from foreclosure, she accepts an offer for Babe to perform his sheepherding abilities at an overseas state fair. Babe, Mrs. Hoggett, Ferdinand the duck, and the singing mice travel across the ocean to a surreal metropolis, where they suddenly become stranded and separated. Soon Babe is performing with circus apes, being chased by wild strays (sounding a lot like Marlon Brando in The Godfather), and making a new wheelchair-bound canine friend (voiced by Adam Goldberg). He also is anointed leader of the animal community. What Babe lacks in street smarts he makes up for in honest goodness as he teaches audiences yet again that "an unprejudiced heart can mend a broken world." ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

Babe
A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script. The title refers to the name bestowed on a piglet soon after his separation from his family, when he finds himself on a strange farm. Confused and sad, Babe is adopted by a friendly dog and slowly adjusts to his new home. Discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm by trying to learn how to herd sheep, despite the skepticism of the other animals and the kindly but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell). Because technically impeccable animatronics and computer graphics allow the farm animals to converse easily among themselves, first-time director Chris Noonan can treat the film's menagerie as actual characters, playing scene not for cuteness but for real emotions. The result is often surprisingly touching, with Noonan and George Miller's script, based on Dick King-Smith's children's book and, indirectly, a true story, seamlessly combining gentle whimsy and sincere feeling. These same qualities are embodied by in Cromwell's beautifully understated performance as Farmer Hoggett, which anchors the film. Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe's inspirational story was embraced by audiences and critics, and the movie became an international sleeper that won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It was followed in 1999 by the less successful Babe: Pig in the City. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Magda Szubanski
    Magda Szubanski - Esme Hoggett
  • James Cromwell
    James Cromwell - Arthur Hoggett
  • Mary Stein
    Mary Stein - Landlady
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney - Fugly Floom
  • Elizabeth Daily
    Elizabeth Daily - Babe



Overall customer rating

4.5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love these movies

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    Katelyn
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    I loved these movies as a kid and I'm excited to revisit them. The only downside is that there's no special features. I had seen a DVD of the first movie somewhere else and it had an audio commentary but this 2-pack doesn't, so only get this if you just want both the movies and don't care about commentaries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good beginning from the end

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    Jessica
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    It's a movie that you will never forget. Babe is not like any other pig because he is unforgettable and he cares about his friends and family. This is a pig that is unique and you have to see this movie because this pig will change your life forever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two of the best Children's Movies Of All Time

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    actionman420
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    Babe and Babe: Pig in the City are two of the best children's movies of all time, worthy of multiple viewings, and endlessly charming and funny in all the right places. Perfect on all fronts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for all family members.

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    Allysonrachel
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    My children loved this movie and the sequel. I've continue to buy this for my friend's children's children because it is just great for generations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    That will do, pig.

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    fotieks
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    I truly love this movie! I bought it for the kids, but I kept it for me! Still getting a lot of mileage out of "That will do, Pig", with my wife!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great animal movie

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    sexydj
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    This is a great kids movie. Loved the plot about a pig who wanted to be something else. Grandkids love it! Great kids movie night!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Kid's Movie

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    SharkofCanalstrt
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    This is a great movie for young kids and grandkids to watch and amaze as Babe learns about the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great childrens movies

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    bham1979
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    Very light-hearted movies that will have your kids asking to watch over and over again

    I would recommend this to a friend



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