Babe is a 1995 family comedy-drama film directed by Chris Noonan, produced by George Miller, written by both, narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne, and starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski with the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, and Danny Mann. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the US, which tells the story of a pig raised as livestock who wants to do the work of a sheepdog. The main animal characters are played by a combination of real and animatronic pigs and Border Collies.
Babe, an orphaned piglet, is chosen for a "guess the weight" contest at a county fair. The winning farmer, Arthur Hoggett, brings him home and allows him to stay with a Border Collie named Fly, her mate Rex and their puppies, in the barn.
|author||Chris Noonan George Miller|
|award||Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Genesis Award|
|editor||Jay Friedkin Marcus D'Arcy|
|keywords||alarm clock baby bottle border collie chain christmas dinner county fair eat feral dogs horrify if i had words injured jig kill learning the truth living room meet morning orphan rain run away sheep dog steal think win|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Bill Miller Doug Mitchell George Miller|
|productionCompany||Kennedy Miller Mitchell|
|theme||children's children's comedy|