Babe1995 — 1998
Double bill of the hugely successful 'talking animals' movies. In 'Babe' (1995) a loveable pig is saved from the butcher's knife when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him in a raffle. Adopted by the farm's sheepdog fraternity, Babe begins to display mutton herding skills of his own, leading to his entry into the local sheepdog trials. In the sequel, 'Babe: Pig in the City' (1998), Farmer Hoggett (Cromwell) has an accident, is unable to run his business and faces bankruptcy. The only solution is to cash in on the fame of his shepherding pig, and the animal is duly dispatched to open a state fair. However, a series of mishaps leads to Mrs Hoggett being detained by city authorities, along with a number of four-legged friends, and our porcine hero has to use all his wits to finds his way back to his owner.