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form y separately published work icon Babe single work   film/TV   fantasy   children's  
Adaptation of The Sheep-Pig Dick King-Smith , 1983 single work children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Babe
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Based on the novel The Sheep-Pig by British writer Dick King-Smith, Babe follows the adventures of a plucky piglet who is separated from his mother, brought to Farmer Hoggett's farm, and adopted by Fly, a kindly sheep-dog. His desire to emulate her and her mate, Rex, leads to farmer Hoggett training him as a 'sheep-pig' and entering him in the local sheep-dog trails, despite the derision of the other farmers.

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyb4FUUMwI (Sighted: 22/6/2012)

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Works about this Work

Maestro Brings Babe to La La Life. Kane Young , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 14 April 2016; (p. 3)
'Renowned Australian composer Nigel Westlake is more used to wrangling orchestras than livestock, but that didn't stop him and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra tuba player Tim Hones hamming it you for the Mercury yesterday ...'
Kriv Stenders : The Director of Red Dog : True Blue Picks His Five Favourite Animal Movies Kriv Stenders , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 30 December 2016;
Magda's Curly Tale of 48 Little Pigs Siobhan Duck , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 October 2015; (p. 14)
Focus on Family, Friends and More Kids' Flicks Neala Johnson , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2015; (p. 10)
Five Great Australian Children's Movies : from Babe to BMX Bandits Luke Buckmaster , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 31 October 2015;

— Review of Babe George Miller , Chris Noonan , 1995 single work film/TV ; BMX Bandits Russell Hagg , Patrick Edgeworth , 1983 single work film/TV ; Dot and the Kangaroo Yoram Gross , John Palmer , 1977 single work film/TV ; Storm Boy Sonia Borg , 1976 single work film/TV ; Red Dog Daniel Taplitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Five Great Australian Children's Movies : from Babe to BMX Bandits Luke Buckmaster , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 31 October 2015;

— Review of Babe George Miller , Chris Noonan , 1995 single work film/TV ; BMX Bandits Russell Hagg , Patrick Edgeworth , 1983 single work film/TV ; Dot and the Kangaroo Yoram Gross , John Palmer , 1977 single work film/TV ; Storm Boy Sonia Borg , 1976 single work film/TV ; Red Dog Daniel Taplitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Down These Mean Streets a Pig Must Go Peter Nicholls , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Swancon 2000 2000; (p. 46-49)
Discusses film noir aspects of George Miller's film, Babe.
Forgetting Linda : Women Cross-Dressing in Recent Cinema Frances Bonner , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 12 no. 3 1998; (p. 267-277)
y separately published work icon Reel Locations : The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films Anthony Roberts , Prahran : Explore Australia , 2011 Z1793927 2011 single work prose travel 'Did you know that because baby pigs grow at an alarming rate, 48 pigs were used for the filming of Babe? Or that the town of Poowong in South Gippsland was selected for the premier of Kenny? Reel Locations: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films is a book for anyone with an interest in Australian films - and for those wanting to relive the magic that was created. Covering 20 iconic Australian flicks, film buff Anthony Roberts not only details what locations were used for particular scenes, but also offers travel information on what you'll see if you visit these locations now, as well as where to eat and where to stay. A vibrant design, film stills and many quirky facts round out this enjoyable book that is ideal for both armchair travellers and eager tourists.' (Publisher's blurb)
Focus on Family, Friends and More Kids' Flicks Neala Johnson , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2015; (p. 10)
Magda's Curly Tale of 48 Little Pigs Siobhan Duck , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 October 2015; (p. 14)

Awards

1996 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted
1996 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Film
1996 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
1996 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
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