Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he can herd sheep too. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband, Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?
“…a comedy of animal manners that is much funnier and much cannier than any recent movie about human relationships: a lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival.” — Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
Dick King-Smith, George Miller, Chris Noonan
James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh
Australia, United States
Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions