Retrospective 2015

Babe: Pig in the City

George Miller
Australia 1998
96min
V'15

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)

Credits
  • James Cromwell - Farmer Arthur Hoggett
  • Mickey Rooney - Fugly Floom
  • Elizabeth Daily - Babe, Voice
  • Magda Szubanski - Esme Cordelia Hoggett
  • Mary Stein - Hotel Owner
  • Michael Pan - Duck Ferdinand, Voice
  • Glenne Headly - Zootie, Voice
  • George Miller
  • Judy Morris
  • Douglas Shearer
  • Andrew Lesnie
  • Jay Friedkin
  • Margaret Sixel
  • Nigel Westlake
  • Colin Gibson
  • Norma Moriceau
Kennedy Miller Productions
35 mm
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