Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama


Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Poster

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.


5.7/10
30,113

Videos


Photos

  • Elizabeth Daily and Danny Mann in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Elizabeth Daily in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Gareth Clydesdale and Paul Moxey in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Magda Szubanski in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Elizabeth Daily in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


17 July 2003 | Ericho
Gene Siskel, you had the right idea!!
I would just like to thank Gene Siskel for all the tribute he gave to this movie. He ranked it as the best movie of 1998!! I would have to agree with him! This has got to be one of the funniest, wildest, best films of all time!!! The first "Babe" is pale in comparison to this movie! Anyway, it's about how Mrs. Hoggat is in debt, so she takes Babe to live in the big city with her. When Babe gets there, he meets tons of new animal friends, cats, dogs, monkeys, you name it! I also remember how the one monkey lady would always call him "the pig whitey thing". There were so many animal characters, but yet it worked because they were all each in some way important to the story. The duck was funny, too! Give us more of the duck! It was also cool how the bulldog wanted everyone to obey Babe, and it was like he was Babe's protector. What was also satisfying was how at the end, they told about what happened to all of the animal characters. It makes you realize how these animals all have their own communities and such. That's why I adore movies like this and "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey".

I'll never forget my favorite part, the scene at the end where Mrs. Hoggat was flying in those big trousers and everyone was in a frenzy to get Babe. And they made cute references, like the part where Babe was giving the jellybeans ("Thank the pig") was probably a reference to the pope, I believe. I can't believe this movie has no quotes! Please don't listen to the Leonard Maltin review. I personally think the first "Babe" was darker than BPITC. Anyway, this is truly a wonderful film. I've only seen it once (I think) so rent it today! A perfect 10/10.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

Babe

Babe

Beethoven

Beethoven

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Free Willy

Free Willy

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

Stuart Little

Stuart Little

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Beethoven's 2nd

Beethoven's 2nd

Stuart Little 2

Stuart Little 2

Casper

Casper

Matilda

Matilda

102 Dalmatians

102 Dalmatians

Did You Know?

Trivia

Babe: Pig in the City commenced production at Fox Studios Australia in May 1997 and completed in August 1998. To say this film was produced at Fox is technically incorrect. When production commenced, ownership of the site had only just been transferred from the NSW Royal Agricultural Society to Fox a mere 1 month beforehand. The site was a complete shambles. Not only did the producers of "Babe, Pig in the City" have to make a film, they had to create a place in which to make it. An ex. Agricultural showground certainly threw up plenty of suitable facilities for which to make a film where animals were the star performers - but the sheer amount of work needed to bring "Babe, Pig in the City" to the screen is not readily apparent when watching the film. As production commenced, construction of the new studios also got underway. "Babe, Pig in the City" occupied the "old and decrepit" sections of the showground. Towards the latter stages of production, the "new side" construction fences encroached ever closer on the spaces being used and a "Cat and mouse" game ensued. Relocation of entire departments was common. More than half of the production was shot at night. "Babe, Pig in the City" still holds the record for the largest and most complex outdoor film back lot ever constructed in Australia. This back lot was constructed atop what was previously a large paved area for "sideshow alley" at the Royal Easter Show and remained in place on display at Fox until 2002. Likewise many locations around Sydney were also used including quite a few buildings within the old show grounds before they were demolished or refurbished into their new Fox roles.


Quotes

Babe: I'm not a porkpie.
Zootie: Whatever you say, cutie pie.
Babe: I'm not any kind of pie. I'm just a pig on a mission.


Goofs

The orang-utan playing the part of Thelonius is a female, though the character is male. Male orang-utans have large, obvious cheek-pads, which are not present on this individual.


Crazy Credits

One of the singing mice thanks the audience for staying through the credits.


Alternate Versions

The scene where Ferdinand lands at the Gun Club is removed from some TV showings. The film cuts from him landing in daylight to his perching, out of breath, on top of a tall building after dark.


Soundtracks

Barnyard Boogie
Written by
Louis Jordan and Wilhemina Grey
Performed by Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five (as Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five)

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com