Trivia / Babe

  • Accent Adaptation: Redubbed in Austria with regional accents for all the animals.
  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: #80
  • Casting Gag: In both Mexican Spanish and Japanese dubs, it's not the first time Ferdinand's voice actors (Arturo Mercado in Mexico and Ryusei Nakao in Japan for the NHK version) voiced ducks or another duck in Nakao's case.
  • Dueling Movies: 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.
  • Fake American: Miriam Margolyes as Fly, Hugo Weaving as Rex and many Australian extras doing American accents.
  • Shown Their Work: Hoggett uses actual sheepdog commands; the film's tagline is used to recall dogs.
  • Playing Against Type: A lighthearted family film, produced by the director of the notoriously bloody Mad Max series.
  • Sleeper Hit: 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.
  • Star-Making Role: Although a working actor since the 1970snote , it was Babe that really helped put James Cromwell on the map and establish him into a constant and recognizable presence in major films ever since, though never actually the "star" or lead.
  • 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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