1995 Running time: 92 Certificate: u Rating: 5

Synopsis

Look who's porking! Oscar-nominated comic fantasy about a talking pig who wants to be a sheepdog, based on Dick King Smith's evergreen children's book. James Cromwell stars as the farmer who senses the little oinker might have a future beyond the Sunday dinner table while the geniuses at Jim Henson's Creature Shop make the barnyard banter come alive.

Director

  • Chris Noonan

Cast

  • James Cromwell

  • Magda Szubanski

  • Miriam Margolyes

Review

Babe is a runty piglet won at a country fair by Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell). Rather than end up on the dinner table, he learns to do a sheepdog's job.

An immensely enjoyable movie, this clever, seamless mix of real animals and animatronics from Jim Henson's Creature Shop is the most original comedy in years and too good just for the kids.