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2020-08-04 8:51:18 AM  
I enjoyed the first sequel Babe: Pig in the City, but not the second, Babe: Pig in a Blanket. "Babe returns to the city but is killed in a hit-and-run accident. However, he still manages to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children" sounds like a great pitch, but the movie is actually a bit of a downer.
 
2020-08-04 10:06:03 AM  
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it came out it 1992
 
2020-08-04 10:22:19 AM  
Great film, but my oldest daughter stopped eating pork for years after it came out.  Technically, more bacon for me, but it always came with sad looks at the breakfast table.

/bacon
 
2020-08-04 11:28:01 AM  
Babe was 25 years ago?

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2020-08-04 11:31:26 AM  
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This was released in theaters the same year, just a few months earlier.

It also bombed at the box office. The producer infamously went on the radio to whine, "was I being naive? I thought there was an audience for family friendly movies".

It must have been salt in the wounds for her to see Babe to come out not long afterwards, become a huge box office hit, and be nominated for Best Picture.
 
2020-08-04 11:35:53 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Babe was 25 years ago?

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What you did there, I see it
 
2020-08-04 11:44:52 AM  
I still watch Babe once every five years or so.
 
2020-08-04 11:46:50 AM  
I get the feeling quite a few Farkers are going to totally misread that headline.
 
2020-08-04 12:23:11 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: I get the feeling quite a few Farkers are going to totally misread that headline.


Oh thank god I wasn't the only one.
 
2020-08-04 12:47:06 PM  
I watched Babe in a theater in Bangkok. When Babe's mom was taken away to be slaughtered, the audience burst into laughter. A little insight into the minds of the Thais.
 
2020-08-04 1:03:43 PM  
BREAKING NEWS: Someone made a movie awhile back.

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2020-08-04 1:12:56 PM  

dereksmalls: I watched Babe in a theater in Bangkok. When Babe's mom was taken away to be slaughtered, the audience burst into laughter. A little insight into the minds of the Thais.


Did the theater do a promo with bacon wrapped hot dogs?
 
2020-08-04 1:13:02 PM  

dereksmalls: I watched Babe in a theater in Bangkok. When Babe's mom was taken away to be slaughtered, the audience burst into laughter. A little insight into the minds of the Thais.


I have to admit that scene gave me a ham and wry smile.
 
2020-08-04 1:16:21 PM  

dereksmalls: I watched Babe in a theater in Bangkok. When Babe's mom was taken away to be slaughtered, the audience burst into laughter. A little insight into the minds of the Thais.


When the duck said, "Christmas means carnage", I would guess they all frowned and nodded?
 
2020-08-04 1:44:37 PM  
Babe: A little pig goes a long way....... with the right amount of rice.
 
2020-08-04 2:25:44 PM  

WoodyHayes: I still watch Babe once every five years or so.


Same! The song Hoggett sings to him levels me. I used to sing it to my firstborn. Makes me misty-eyed to this day.
 
2020-08-04 2:29:44 PM  
Babe was too short. I prefer long pork.
 
2020-08-04 3:22:47 PM  
For a few months, my dad watched this every Sunday morning. It'd be loud enough to wake me up. I hate that stupid movie. I think he did that because I refused to watch it with him. He tricked me once with an animal movie, you might know it, it was called "Old Yeller." Never again dad, never again.
 
2020-08-04 4:59:49 PM  
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2020-08-04 5:17:50 PM  
From the director of mad Max.... Who went on to direct a movie about a dancing penguin before making the greatest chase movie ever made... What a bizarre world we live in
 
2020-08-04 5:37:13 PM  
the sequel is very trippy
 
2020-08-04 6:03:54 PM  
Greatest movie ever made.
 
2020-08-04 8:21:01 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: the sequel is very trippy


Pig In The City is fantastic.
 
2020-08-05 1:08:07 AM  

gunga galunga: [Fark user image image 185x273]

This was released in theaters the same year, just a few months earlier.

It also bombed at the box office. The producer infamously went on the radio to whine, "was I being naive? I thought there was an audience for family friendly movies".

It must have been salt in the wounds for her to see Babe to come out not long afterwards, become a huge box office hit, and be nominated for Best Picture.


Babe was just beautifully made.  It felt like I was reading a children's book.  It wasn't fancy, it was just well written and well shot and the characters well developed.

For my money, it should have won the Oscar.  No, it doesn't have the gravitas of Braveheart, but I think it was a better execution within its genre than Braveheart was of its genre.

And I say this as someone who LOVES Braveheart.  The two leading ladies being cute might help.
 
2020-08-05 5:05:38 AM  

drewogatory: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: the sequel is very trippy

Pig In The City is fantastic.


Paddington 2 is a similarly awesome children's sequel.

Very well done, both of them.
 
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