Babe [Blu-ray] [1995]

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  • Release Date: 04/05/2011
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (75 out of 76)

Special Features


  • The making of Babe
  • Feature commentary with writer/producer George Miller
  • George Miller on Babe

Synopsis


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


  • James Cromwell
    James Cromwell - Arthur Hoggett
  • Magda Szubanski
    Magda Szubanski - Esme Hoggett
  • Christine Cavanaugh
    Christine Cavanaugh - Babe
  • Miriam Margolyes
    Miriam Margolyes - Fly
  • Danny Mann
    Danny Mann - Ferdinand



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DVD, great. Store, meh

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    Psoup
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    I like the DVD. I give it 5 stars. But not the store. No one offered to help us find the DVDs that we came in for and we were unable to find. I just happened to see the Babe DVD on sale and bought it. I found out later that I would have to order the DVDs I wanted online. Since we didn't receive any help at the store, we weren't offered the option to place an order at the store. The employees were around but not interested in helping us. Pretty much blew us off. The cashier was nice despite the Babe DVD rang up the wrong price and it seemed we had to wait a bit too long for a manager to come by and fix it. The security guard/greeter guy (?) was very polite and he greeted everyone with a smile. I haven't been in the store since then to order the DVDs. I'm usually pleased with this store. Now it seems like the employees are just there to put their time in and then go when their shift is over. It's sad. Very sad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite movies of all time.

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    AricAnderson14
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    I absolutely loved this movie as a child. All the characters have different personalities and all of them will make you laugh and cry. One of the most important messages in this film is to be true to yourself and always believe in yourself no matter what others say. I would highly recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful family movie

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    JamesBondFan
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    I saw this when it came out in the theater. Babe is a wonderful character, the animals talk (of course) and the children love the story. As an adult, I also enjoy this movie. I have a copy, and bought this copy for my grandsons (ages 3 and 6).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best movie

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    Bombshell
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    I was excited to find this movie, watched it as a kid recommend it to anyone with kids or for the child at heart. Also love it came with a digital copy so I can watch it on my smart tv without the hassle of the disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for all ages

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    fryertruck
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    My grandchildren had never seen this movie so I picked it up on sale for $5. Can't beat that! My granddaughter really enjoyed the movie and my grandson says he won't eat bacon anymore because pigs are nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    jasmine
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    Good movie kept the kids busy for a while they really like watching Babe got a kick out of the talking animals. Good movie for the kids they really enjoyed this movie was very funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    GKleinschmidt
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    20 years old already. Wow. What a magical film. If you haven't seen it, don't be put off by the fact that it's another movie about talking animals. This is the cream of the crop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for for Grandkids

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    Spiffy1
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    This is a great move to watch as a family with the grand kids.There is one scary part I have to fast forward through when the little ones watch it. But for the most part it is very enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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