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  • G
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.9  (133,674)
  • 83

Babe is a 1995 film directed by Chris Noonan, based on the book The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith. The film follows the story of an orphaned piglet named Babe, who is taken in by a motherly border collie named Fly and raised on a farm run by farmer Arthur Hoggett and his wife Esme in rural Australia. Babe quickly learns the ways of the farm and becomes fascinated with the farm's other animals, including a group of motherly hens, a pair of cynical ducks, and a group of snobbish sheep who believe that they are superior to all other animals. Babe is determined to prove his worth to his farmyard friends, and after overhearing Hoggett's lament that he needs to sell the pig for slaughter, Babe sets out to learn how to herd sheep in order to become a valuable asset to the farm.

Despite their differences, Babe and Hoggett form a strong bond as race day approaches and Babe is entered in the annual sheepdog trials. Babe's unconventional herding techniques eventually win over the judges and impress the disgruntled sheep, leading him to become the new leader of the flock.

Babe's success comes with its own set of complications, however, as the greedy and conniving cat Ferdinand conspires with the sheepdogs to frame Babe for injuring Hoggett. Babe is sentenced to be slaughtered, but after a heartwarming appeal from Esme, the judge spares Babe's life and Hoggett takes him home as a beloved pet.

Throughout the film, Babe emerges as a lovable and sympathetic character, full of innocence, wonder and heart. He is a true underdog who defies expectations, inspires others to be their best selves, and proves that even the smallest and most unlikely can achieve great things.

The film's visual effects are impressive, with seamlessly blended animatronics and digital effects used to bring the animals to life in ways that are both convincing and endearing. The human performances are equally strong, particularly the nuanced and understated performance by James Cromwell as Hoggett.

Ultimately, Babe is a heartwarming and delightful film that appeals to audiences of all ages, with its themes of hope, friendship, and the power of self-belief. It is a timeless classic that stands the test of time, and remains a beloved family favorite for many.

Babe is a 1995 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 83.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    6.9  (133,674)
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