abe B

Chinchilla News - - LIFE -

Fri­day, go!, 8.10pm, G (1995)

Old man Hogge tt had a farm (ee-aye-ee-aye-o) and on that farm he had a pig – named Babe. In a world where spe­cial ef­fects wizardry means the an­i­mals talk, this hammy slice of Aus­tralian­made in­ge­nu­ity tells the story of a dis­il­lu­sioned porker (voiced by Chris­tine Ca­vanaugh) and his voy­age of self-dis­cov­ery. James Cromwell and Magda Szuban­ski are bril­liant as the plucky pig’s adopted par­ents – aptly named the Hoggetts – and Hugo Weav­ing shows his di­verse tal­ents as the voice of wise sheep­dog Rex. With seven Os­car nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing a win for vis­ual ef­fects, Babe brings home the ba­con.

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