Babe (1995)

Babe (1995, AUS/USA) C-89m. ** D: Chris Noonan. Starring James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne. Family film that traces the life of a pig, as it is "won" by quiet farmer Cromwell and his wife Szubanski. Soon the pig learns that its life on the farm is anything but easy. Good, Oscar-winning effects make you believe in the animals' conversations, but plotting is without momentum or cleverness. Cute for kids, immensely successful in theaters. George Miller (MAD MAX) produced and coscripted, from the novel The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith. Followed by a sequel.


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