Babe: Pig in the City [Blu-ray] [1998]

  • SKU: 8848533
  • Release Date: 05/07/2013
  • Rating: G
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 28)

    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

    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



    Customer rating

    4.4
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Classic

      Posted
      RTCG
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      It's an odd movie. This first is strictly kids fare, this one (directed by Max Max creator and director George Miller) is surprisingly dark and introspective, as introspective as a talking pig movie can be. The visuals are oddly fascinating and it's extremely creative. It gets lost in the shuffle of being "just a kids movie". Give it a shot!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for all ages

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      Arnold
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      This is a surprisingly dark and poignant film that uses talking animals and a wacky city to tell its story. Things become less surprising when you realize this film is the brain child of George Miller, the creator/director of Mad Max. Even if this movie wasn't part of your childhood, give it a shot and you'll love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorites

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      S2000GT
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      I’ve loved this movie since I was little. It’s one of my mother’s favorite movies. She was pretty excited to see we had gotten it for her. Classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Jray2k4
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      One of my favorite kid movies from the late 90s. Still is my mother’s favorite movie, and she’s in her sixties.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as the original but still good

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      17zonka
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      The original BABE was a cute, light comedy. This movie has a much more sinister tone to it. A good film but not quite as enjoyable as the first one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated

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      bdav1939
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      It may be the most un-asked for sequel ever, but it's a treat to look at.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still A Hoot After All These Years

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      wiscorpio53
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      As a remembrance of my childhood and a movie that I loved, buying this movie and watching it again was a fantastic step back in time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

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      fvtomasch
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      The kids will get a kick and keep them occupied for a while. This is not Arnold the Pig from Green Acres.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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