Babe is a 1995 Australian-American film directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of the 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the United States, by Dick King-Smith and tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Why It Rocks
- The story is pretty good.
- The writing is well done.
- Great acting and voice acting from the cast.
- Excellent cinematography.
- Great soundtrack.
- The characters are likable.
- Stays true to original story well enough.
- A lot of emotional scenes like Maa's death.
- A couple of funny moments, usually involving Ferdinand the Duck.
- A terrible sequel Babe: Pig in the City.
Babe was a critical success and was very well received. It currently holds a 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and a 100% approval rating from top critics, making it one of the best rated films on their website. It was also a box office success, grossing $254,134,910 worldwide.
Due to its title and subject matter not being halal, Babe was initially banned in Malaysia, although the ruling was overturned almost a year later and the film was released direct-to-VHS.