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, Magda Szubanzki as Mrs Hoggett and many Australian extras doing American accents.
The Other Darrin: In Babe: Pig in the City, E.G. Daily replaces Christine Cavanaugh as Babe. Coincidentally enough, both voice actresses starred on Rugrats (Cavanaugh as Chuckie, Daily as Tommy)
Or The Powerpuff Girls, where the second Babe was Buttercup, while the first Babe was Bunny, a short-lived Powerpuff Girl.
Shown Their Work: Hoggett uses actual sheepdog commands; the film's tagline is used to recall dogs.
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.
James Cromwell (Farmer Hoggett) was so moved by working on this film, that he became a vegan (though he already was a vegetarian).