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Babe: Pig in the City
Buy for Download Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 movie.
Director George Miller,
Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm. Currently you are able to watch or buy for
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Babe: Pig in the City Parent guide
- BBFC Reason
Contains mild threat and infrequent mild language
- Sex & Nudity
- Sex & Nudity Reason
In a street setting (seen twice), we see several women in very skimpy bikinis that show a great deal of cleavage (as well as the sides of breasts), and some partially bare butts in high cut bottoms (including a frontal view of an extremely narrow bathing suit front).
Zootie gives live-birth to twins, although it happened off-screen the scene is slightly graphic.
Mrs. Hoggett gets strip searched at the airport after an accident involving a drug sniffing dog. Not as explicit as it sounds.
Mrs Hoggett gets soaked in Billboard Glue which later causes her sundress to rip from behind as she bends down to inspect footprints at the Flealand's Hotel later on in the film. Revealing her undergarments
- Violence & Gore
- Violence & Gore Reason
Mr. Hoggett is severely injured in an accident in which he falls down a water well. He is later seen heavily bandaged in a body cast.
A vicious dog is crushed beneath a refrigerator. It is never explained if the dog is harmed or not. Some kind of red juice leaks from the door of the fridge, hinting at blood, which may frighten some viewers. The smaller dog in the scene escapes alive.
When Babe accidentally messes up Floom's circus act, the room catches on fire. After a moment of chaos, all seems well. But later Mr. Floom is sent away, and is presumed to have died.
Flealick, who had been holding onto an animal control truck speeding down the road, is violently flung across the road and we then see his little body quivering (and he seems to be dead since we momentarily see him in "dog heaven," but he's later okay and apparently no worse for the wear).
Ferdinand is briefly targeted by hunters. There is no graphic violence, but guns are fired at him.
While chasing Babe (in a scene mentioned below), the Bull Terrier gets a metal object with wheels caught around his leash. The Bull Terrier chases Babe onto a bridge, and in a freak accident, gets flung off the bridge, and slowly lowers to the water. The dog is shown slowly in the process of drowning, struggling to get free until his entire head is submerged and passes out. The scene is quite violent and disturbing to younger children in which it shows a dog in a near death experience.
A fish is seen dying out of it's bowl (but is ultimately saved by Babe).
In a scene also mentioned below, the Chimpanzees intentionally put Babe in a life-threatening situation, which results in the above (Bull Terrier almost drowning) scene. One of the wild dogs says that Babe must be suicidal willingly put himself before them.
A man's fingers are slammed and he falls.
- Profanity Reason
One use of "pussy" (note: this is an in-joke directed at a literal cat; young viewers probably won't pick up on it).
Some minor crude humour (use of terms "butt-sniffer" accusations of dogs "soiling themselves", etc.)
There is a character named "Uncle Fugly" (the word "fugly" is a portmanteau of "fucking ugly").
One use of "pee", one use of "necessaries" as a euphemism for animal droppings.
Mild religious exclamations ("god", "oh god", "oh my lord").
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
An enormous tower of champagne glasses is featured in a prominent scene.
At a luxurious event party, various alcoholic drinks are seen being consumed by background characters.
- Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Children are seen in a hospital with no hair, pale-faced. It is implied that they are ill with cancer.
The scenes with the airport janitor and the judge (both of whom look physically like pigs) give off an uncanny valley vibe that may frighten younger viewers. Some of the animals, particularly the monkeys and apes, also have eerie human-like features and speak like humans.
Ms. Floom rudely snaps at Mrs. Hoggett, shouting at her that she's "hearing-impaired" when she refuses to leave. The character later turns out to be very nice, but her first impression can be unsettling.
The primates have Babe go into a dark, fenced area (supposedly for sheep in there), but once inside he hears growling and then two guard dogs try to attack him, but are restrained by their collars and chain leashes. They do eventually break free, however, and chase after Babe (for several minutes that may scare some younger kids).
Animal Control Service breaks into the hotel and capture many (almost all) of the animals. The scene is prolonged, features numerous emotional separations, and can be traumatizing to young children. Several animals are shown being caged, thrown, dragged, shocked, and (temporarily) separated from their families.
Several stray dogs that Babe be-friends, mention cruel situations in which their human owners disowned them.
Men in dark coats (business men) slowly approach the Hoggett farm, in a scene where they know their farm is about to be foreclosed. With the 2008-2010 recession, the scene may be disturbing and emotional to some families.
Mrs Hoggett discovers the landlady, Ms. Floom, crying in grief while holding her deceased uncle's clown costume. Ms. Floom reveals that the man has died (he is seen earlier performing for cancer patients in a children's hospital, making his death especially upsetting).
The scene of Esme Hoggett being arrested after causing a riot can be somewhat upsetting and frightening As she is placed in the police van with the biker gang member who mocked her and 3 more somewhat scary looking people (A 2nd biker, A tattooed thug and a goth mermaid girl) while protesting her innocence.
Kennedy Miller Productions,