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Babe

30 June 2024

In the Playhouse

Cinema

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

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Cast and Credits

Director 
Chris Noonan

Cast

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)

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