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form y separately published work icon Babe : Pig in the City single work   film/TV   fantasy   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Babe : Pig in the City
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In this sequel to 1995's Babe, the sheep-pig Babe returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm after his victory in the sheep-dog trials. Farmer Hoggett resists any attempt to profit from Babe, but when the farmer is injured and unable to work, it is up to Mrs Hoggett and Babe to brave the big city in an attempt to save the farm.

Unlike its predecessor, this film is not based on a Dick King-Smith novel.

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARmXtTkVvY (Sighted: 7/6/2012)

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