V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Babe: Pig in the City

V' 15

Babe: Pig in the City

George Miller
Australien, 1998
96min, OF

© Viennale Quelle: Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Babe: Pig in the City

George Miller
Australien, 1998
, 96min, OF

Actors: 
Elizabeth Daily
Babe, Voice
James Cromwell
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Magda Szubanski
Esme Cordelia Hoggett
Mary Stein
Hotel Owner
Mickey Rooney
Fugly Floom
Michael Pan
Duck Ferdinand, Voice
Glenne Headly
Zootie, Voice
Screenplay: 
George Miller
Judy Morris
Sound: 
Douglas Shearer
Camera: 
Andrew Lesnie
Editor: 
Jay Friedkin
Margaret Sixel
Composer: 
Nigel Westlake
Decoration: 
Colin Gibson
Costume: 
Norma Moriceau

Production: 
Kennedy Miller Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Despite the happy ending of the original BABE, we discover that all is not well on farmer Hoggett’s homestead. A bank threatens foreclosure. To save the farm, Mrs. Hoggett travels to the big city with Babe to participate in the State Fair, where they can win the money to pay off the bank. But in a series of grim mishaps, they are separated. Babe finds himself abandoned in a house full of stray animals, including a group of chimpanzees, an ape, singing cats, and numerous dogs. That’s the part reminiscent of OLIVER TWIST. Babe – kindhearted, pure, naive, and completely out of his element – must extricate himself from his bewildering predicament and find a way to save the farm. (Roger Ebert)

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