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
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.
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