Skip to main content

Main navigation


30 June 2024

In the Playhouse


Australia, USA | 1995 | English | Family

An Australian farmer’s piglet develops unusual skills herding sheep after bonding with a border collie, and enters into the sheepdog trials.

A trailblazing cinematic classic.

The Conversation

That’ll do, pig

This quintessential 1995 Australian classic won over the hearts of millions, and was nominated for Best Picture. Directed by Chris Noonan and co-written by George Miller, Babe follows gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell), who wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

Presented by Sydney Opera House


Watch a clip from the film

Cast and Credits

Chris Noonan


James Cromwell 
as Farmer Hoggett

Magda Szubanski 
as Esme Hoggett

Christine Cavanaugh 
as Babe (voice)

Miriam Margolyes 
as Fly (voice)

Danny Mann 
as Ferdinand (voice)

Other information

You may also like

30 Jun 2024 Cinema

Two Hands

A beloved Sydney-set 90s crime classic, Two Hands is notable for its breakout performances from stars Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne.

29 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Man from Hong Kong

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s The Man from Hong Kong finds Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) flown into Sydney to assist the local authorities in busting an international criminal racket.

27 Jun 2024 Cinema

Birdeater + Director Introduction

A bride-to-be is invited to join her own fiancé’s bachelor party on a remote property in the Australian outback. Uncomfortable details about their relationship are exposed and the celebration soon becomes a feral nightmare.

Checking availability