Babe (Widescreen Special Edition)

Directed By: Chris Noonan Starring: James Cromwell

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A cute movie

on 7/19/2011

This is a terrific movie, even for adults! The seller was very prompt about shipping, and my nephews totally enjoyed watching the movie! The movie quality was great and came very well packaged considering the item! I would definitely shop from this seller again in the future! Read More

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Product Overview

Won in a raffle and taken to a fairytale farm, babe searches for his own place in the animal hierarchy and decides that what he really wants to be when he grows up is a sheepdog.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40226674
UPC 025192297229
UPC 14 00025192297229
Format DVD
Release Date 8/24/2004
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Animal Heroes
Animals
Bucolic
Classic
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Fantasy
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A little pig with big dreams teaches himself to be a sheepdog in this marvelous fantasy based on Dick King-Smith's children's novel "The Sheep-Pig." When an old farmer wins a piglet at a carnival by guessing its weight, be brings the oinker, named Babe, home. At first, the little animal feels confused and lonely. But a maternal collie, who just delivered her own litter, welcomes Babe into her family, and teaches him about farm life. Soon the precious pig proves that he can be a pretty valuable asset to the farmer and his wife--in a most unexpected way. Special effects allow the entire menagerie of farm animals to speak throughout this magical live-action tale.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Christmas means carnage!" -- Ferdinand, the duck (voice of DANNY MANN)
Reviews
Premiere "...Utterly charming..." - Recommended 04/01/1996 p.131
USA Today "...[BABE] is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment....Beautifully shot in Australia, Babe gives off a cozy, old-fashioned feel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars 08/04/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...It's inspiring what real talent, imagination, and style can do..." -- Rating: A 08/11/1995 p.38
Variety "...Dazzling family entertainment with enormous charm and utilizing breathtaking technical innovation..." 07/24/1995
Los Angeles Times "...Carefree and light on its feet....If only people would be more like these animals, the world, though hardly saner, would certainly be a lot more fun..." 08/04/1995 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...BABE is a movie made with charm and wit....It knows things, and teaches lessons. And it is so well made that adults will find it entertaining, too..." 08/04/1995 p.34
Directors
Chris Noonan
Actors
James Cromwell
Cast & Crew
James Cromwell - Actor
Magda Szubanski - Actor
Miriam Flynn - Actor
Miriam Margolyes - Actor
Christine Cavanaugh - Actor
Roscoe Lee Browne - Actor
Dick King-Smith - Based on Novel By
Chris Noonan - Director
Andrew Lesnie - Director of Photography
Nigel Westlake - Musical Score
George Miller, et al. - Producer
George Miller - Screenplay
Chris Noonan - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 22972
UPC 00025192297229
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1996) Scott E. Anderson, et al., Winner, Best Effects, Visual Effects,Kerrie Brown, Roger Ford, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Chris Noonan, Nominee, Best Director,Marcus D'Arcy, Jay Friedkin, Nominee, Best Film Editing,James Cromwell, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,George Miller, Chris Noonan, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review A captivating comic allegory about daring to be different in the face of conformity. With its population of talking beasts and "Animal Farm"-derived themes, the film is aimed at the whole family, but is a must-see for wee Orwellians...The story is convincingly told from the animals' perspective; there isn't a hint of condescension toward either the characters or their viewers. Adapted from a popular Australian children's book, "Babe" is warm and wonderfully loony...
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Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review ...this is a fun movie to sit through. Despite the presence of so many animals -- cats, dogs, horses, cows, ducks, roosters, sheep, and a pig -- the "cuteness factor" is kept carefully in check. Of course Babe is adorable, but we're not subjected to the countless smarmy bonding scenes that too-often infect this sort of picture. Thought was put into the adaptation of Dick King-Smith's book. Even the narrative voiceovers, aced with subtle irony and understated revelations, are effective in this context.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Cromwell,James
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...the Citizen Kane of talking pig pictures.
Richard Chickel, Time Babe has the enchantment of an extended magical illusion...
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