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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
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Grouped Work ID66b82716-affe-8715-f458-53e84082a4fe
Grouping Titlebabe
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-11-09 10:54:07AM
Last Indexed2019-11-12 03:44:39AM

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auth_author2Cromwell, James,
Cromwell, James.
D'Arcy, Marcus.
Ford, Roger.
Friedkin, Jay.
King-Smith, Dick.
Lesnie, Andrew, 1956-2015.
Miller, Bill, 1960-
Miller, George, 1945 March 3-
Mitchell, Doug,
Mitchell, Doug.
Noonan, Chris,
Noonan, Chris, 1952-
Noonan, Chris.
Szubanski, Magda,
Szubanski, Magda.
Westlake, Nigel.
author2-roleCromwell, James,actor.
Cromwell, James.
D'Arcy, Marcus.
Ford, Roger.
Friedkin, Jay.
King-Smith, Dick.
King-Smith, Dick.Sheep-pig.
Lesnie, Andrew,1956-2015.
Miller, Bill,1960-
Miller, Bill,1960-producer.
Miller, George,1945 March 3-
Miller, George,1945 March 3-screenwriter,producer.
Mitchell, Doug,producer.
Mitchell, Doug.
Noonan, Chris,1952-
Noonan, Chris,screenwriter,director.
Noonan, Chris.
Szubanski, Magda,actor.
Szubanski, Magda.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Westlake, Nigel.
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Woodland Park Public Library
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RLD Woodland Park Juvenile DVD
display_descriptionA lovable talking piglet makes friends with all the animals in the barnyard, proving to everyone on the farm that different types can get along.
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Animales domésticos. -- Teatro
Cerdos -- Teatro
Children's -- Feature
Comedy -- Feature
Comedy films
DVD-Video discs
Domestic animals
Domestic animals -- Drama
Domestic animals -- Juvenile drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
King-Smith, Dick
King-Smith, Dick. -- Babe
King-Smith, Dick. -- Film adaptations
Motion pictures, Australian
Piglets -- Drama
Sheep-pig (King-Smith, Dick)
Sheepherding -- Drama
Swine -- Drama
Swine -- Juvenile drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_fullBabe / Universal Pictures presents a Kennedy Miller film ; screenplay by George Miller & Chris Noonan ; produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller ; directed by Chris Noonan
Babe [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller ; directed by Chris Noonan ; screenplay by George Miller & Chris Noonan
Babe [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents a Kennedy Miller film ; screenplay by George Miller & Chris Noonan ; produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller ; directed by Chris Noonan
topic_facetAnimales domésticos
Domestic animals
King-Smith, Dick
Motion pictures, Australian