* DuelingMovies: Against ''{{Gordy}}'', a slightly earlier film also about a young talking pig. It won so handily that most people now think ''Gordy'' is the knockoff, though the two don't have as many similarities as one would expect.
* FakeAmerican: Miriam Margolyes as Fly, Hugo Weaving as Rex, Magda Szubanzki as Mrs Hoggett and many Australian extras doing American accents.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Zefram Cochrane]] is Farmer Hoggett.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]] / [[Film/LordOfTheRings Elrond]] as Rex certainly adds gravitas to the proceedings.
** The original WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}} as Babe.
** Duchess, the cat, was MinnieMouse.
** One of the puppies was [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Gus Griswald]].
** Another puppy was [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Nicky Banks]].
** Fly is [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Sprout]].
** And [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man (from the 1983 version)]] as one of the announcers at the climactic competition.[[note]]He was also the Creator/{{Filmation}}-era [[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow Reggie Mantle]].[[/note]]
** Ferdinand is Hector, one of [[WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats the Catillac Cats]].
* TheOtherDarrin: In ''Babe: Pig in the City'', E.G. Daily replaces Christine Cavanaugh as Babe. Coincidentally enough, both voice actresses starred on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (Cavanaugh as Chuckie, Daily as Tommy)
** Or WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, where the second Babe was Buttercup, while the first Babe was Bunny, a short-lived Powerpuff Girl.
* ShownTheirWork: Hoggett uses actual sheepdog commands; the film's tagline is used to recall dogs.
* SleeperHit: This was not expected to be a successful film at the box office but had a strong life in theaters and video thanks to critical acclaim, excellent word-of-mouth and its multiple Oscar nominations.
* James Cromwell (Farmer Hoggett) was so moved by working on this film, that he became a vegan (though he already was a vegetarian).
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