Babe: Pig in the City

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Babe: Pig in the City
Directed byGeorge Miller
Produced byBill Miller
George Miller
Doug Mitchell
Written byGeorge Miller
Judy Morris
Mark Lamprell
Dick King-Smith (characters)
StarringMagda Szubanski
James Cromwell
Mary Stein
Elizabeth Daily
Danny Mann
Steven Wright
Music byNigel Westlake
Randy Newman (songs)
Jerry Goldsmith (Universal logo only)
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJay Friedkin
Margaret Sixel
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
November 25, 1998
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Australia
LanguageEnglish

Babe: Pig in the city is a 1998 sequel to the 1995 movie Babe. It takes place in the fictional city of Metropolis. Because of the unexpected darker and more grown up subject matter (the movie includes a scene in which a dog almost drowns while hanging from a bridge), the movie was not received as well critically as the first Babe movie was, and reviews were generally mixed. However, it was also praised by some, and gained a cult following.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 25 November 1998
 Singapore 27 November 1998
 United Kingdom 4 December 1998
Republic of Ireland Ireland 4 December 1998
 South Africa 4 December 1998
 Australia 10 December 1998
 Slovenia 10 December 1998
 New Zealand 17 December 1998
 Taiwan 19 December 1998
 Estonia 25 December 1998
 Brazil 22 January 1999
 Germany 28 January 1999
 Austria 29 January 1999
  Switzerland 29 January 1999 (German speaking region)
 Denmark 29 January 1999
 Poland 29 January 1999
 Argentina 4 February 1999
 Finland 5 February 1999
 Hong Kong 11 February 1999
 Norway 19 February 1999
 Sweden 26 February 1999
 Iceland 5 March 1999
 Italy 5 March 1999
 Japan 6 March 1999
 Belgium 17 March 1999
 France 17 March 1999
 Hungary 25 March 1999
 Colombia 26 March 1999
 Spain 26 March 1999
 Portugal 26 March 1999
 Greece 29 March 1999
 Kuwait 7 April 1999
 Netherlands 22 April 1999
 Malaysia 20 May 1999
 Turkey 2 July 1999
 Israel 29 July 1999
 South Korea 10 February 2000

Cast[change | change source]

Voice Cast

Live-Action Cast

Soundtrack[change | change source]

The score is again by Nigel Westlake, it also includes sound clips taken from the movie. There is also a big band classic "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller, and "That's Amore" by Dean Martin. More tracks including "That'll Do", the Academy Award-nominated theme song, and a song at the end sung by Babe's voice actress.

  1. That'll Do - performed by Peter Gabriel - 3:51
  2. Babe: A Pig in the City - 1:22
  3. The Returning Hero - 1:16
  4. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - performed by Edith Piaf - 2:19
  5. Chattanooga Choo Choo - performed by Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, and the Modernaires - 3:14
  6. Scram, This Is Not a Farm - 2:27
  7. That's Amore - performed by Dean Martin - 3:07
  8. Three Blind Mice - 0:41
  9. A Pig Gets Wise - 1:17
  10. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - performed by the Mavericks - 2:59
  11. Protected by Angels - performed by the Chieftains and Black Dyke Mills Band - 3:39
  12. The Big City (Two Step Nadya)- performed by the Terem Quartet - 3:12
  13. Babe's Lament - 2:38
  14. A Heart That's True - performed by Elizabeth Daily and Pat Metheny - 3:58
  15. The End - 1:26
  16. That'll Do (Instrumental) - performed by the Black Dyke Mills Band - 3:57

Home media[change | change source]

  • May 4, 1999 (VHS, DVD, and laserdisc) (Note: This DVD was in both widescreen and pan and scan formats.)
  • May 22, 2001 (DVD - 2-Pack with Babe)
  • September 23, 2003 (DVD - The Complete Adventure Two-Movie Pig Pack, this DVD box-set was released in separate widescreen and pan and scan formats, due to the DVD re-release of the first film)
  • February 1, 2005 (DVD - Family Double Feature, this contains Babe) (Note: This DVD shows pan and scan versions of both films and the widescreen version of this movie.)

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