(also known as Babe, the Gallant Pig
) is a 1995
fantasy film which tells the story of a talking pig who wants to be a herding dog. It stars James Cromwell
and the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving
, Miriam Flynn, Russi Taylor and Roscoe Lee Browne.
The movie was adapted by George Miller and Chris Noonan from the novel The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith. It was directed by Noonan.
It won the Academy Award for Visual Effects, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Cromwell), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Babe was followed by a 1998 sequel, Babe: Pig in the City.