Babe: Pig in the City

  • U
  • George Miller (2) (1998)
  • US / Aus
  • 91 min
Babe: Pig in the City
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

This rather disappointing sequel isn't anywhere near the equal of the endearing original, in which the delightful talking-pig hero entered a sheepdog trial and won hearts as well as prizes. Here, Babe finds himself in constant danger when he travels to the city to earn money after Farmer Hoggett is injured. The action is taken at too frantic a pace to let the personalities come through, though the special-effects work with the animals is still quite wonderful and visually impressive.

Plot Summary

Fantasy comedy sequel. After Farmer Hoggett is injured in an accident, his wife, Esme, takes Babe the pig to a state fair to raise money to save the farm. Stranded in the city, the pair stay in a sinister hotel inhabited by a group of strange animals. When the fearsome animal-control squad visits, Babe's new companions are impounded, and the plucky pig sets out to help them - aided by his old friend Ferdinand the duck.

Cast and crew

Cast

Farmer Hoggett
James Cromwell
Esme Hoggett
Magda Szubanski
Fugly Floom
Mickey Rooney
Landlady
Mary Stein
Neighbour
Julie Godfrey
Babe
Elizabeth Daily
Ferdinand
Danny Mann
Zootie
Glenne Headly
Bob
Steven Wright
Thelonious
James Cosmo
Easy
Nathan Kress
Easy
Myles Jeffrey
Fly
Miriam Margolyes
Rex
Hugo Weaving
Narrator
Roscoe Lee Browne

Crew

Director
George Miller (2)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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