Video Release: September 15, 2009
Theatrical Release: 1995
Rating: G (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 92 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
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.
The film won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Released theatrically in the USA August 4, 1995, and had an opening weekend box office gross of $8.7 million. A Kennedy Miller production. Color by Atlab color. Sound in DTS. Animatronic characters by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Animal action directed by Karl Lewis Miller. Additional credits: Simon Warnock, Michael Bau, Geoffrey Guiffre (assistant directors); Ken Arlidge (additional unit director of photography); Carolyn Tyrer (makeup/hair). Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.