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Babe

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  Babe   Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
8.67 /10
 
Starring
Farmer Hoggett ........ James Cromwell , Mrs. Hoggett .......... Magda Szubanski, Narrator .............. Roscoe Lee Browne
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Directed by: Chris Noonan (AAN, LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD - INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR)
Written by: Chris Noonan, George Miller . Based on The Sheep-Pig, by Dick King-Smith.

 
 
 
Released: 1995
   
Genre: FAMILY
COMEDY
   
Origin: Australia
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 92
 
 


 
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The film makes clever use of computer animation and lifelike animatronic puppets to create the effect that real sheep, ducks, horses and so on are talking to each other... But farm animals don't have the most expressive faces - a talking duck is not far removed from a talking umbrella - and the novelty of ewes yammering away with Clutch Cargo lips quickly pales, at least for a grownup. The barnyard standouts are those handsome dogs, who are eloquent even without words, and a trio of mice who sing Blue Moon. The plot (the pig must struggle against stereotype to be allowed to go shepherding with the dogs) provides a worthy lesson for kids, but it plays out like George Orwell's Animal Farm as retold by Barney. Kinda weird.

(Tom Gliatto, People Weekly)

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