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Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Babe


For today's Reader's Request movie review, we turn to my special friend Daisy, who requested another great animal classic, "Babe."


Babe (1995)
Directed By: Chris Noonan
Written By: Dick King-Smith (novel)
George Miller (Screenplay)

This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back.

Babe is a special piggie that Farmer Hoggett wins at a local fair. Babe is raised by the smart sheepdogs, and he calls the lady doggie named Fly "Mom." Being raised by sheepdogs, Babe is a little confused about what his role on the farm should be. Having learned all about sheep and herding them from his doggie mom, Babe is absolutely certain that he should be a sheep-herding piggie! However, there are obstacles in the way of him pursuing his dream. That doesn't stop this persistent piggie, however, and Babe soon proves that a piggie can be whatever a piggie dreams of being! Even Farmer Hoggett believes in Babe's abilities, and even proudly tells him: "That'll do, pig. That'll do." One of the best lines spoken to a piggie in a movie EVER!

And of course, there is a kitty. I am a little sad and ashamed to say that it isn't the nicest kitty in the world. The Narrator did give us a great line about kitties, though, and I shall end the review with this: There are many perfectly nice cats in the world, but every barrel has its bad apples, and it is well to heed the old adage, "Beware the bad cat bearing a grudge."

I think we can all agree with that!

I give "Babe" two paws up and a chirp for being an inspiring story about fighting against the odds and living your dream! Not only is this film inspirational, it is also another great movie focused solely around we furries (and piggies), and is great for puppies and kittens and sticky little beans to watch, too!

30 meows:

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We loved this movie, even tho it was sad to begin with.
Good review Tybalt!!
~ KittyBoy

Veronica (& Fig) said...

hi tybalt!

I like your story about your mommie and almost dad! it is very interresting. my mommie si working on her FOURTH degree right now, we thinks she is crazy also instead of spending more times with us!!! and we wont even talk about our daddy because he is a year away from his FIFTH degree. talk about crazy beans right???

Figaro

The Meezers said...

we give Babe 6 paws up and Mommy give it to thumbs up! It's her favorite animal movie EVER. She even says "that'll do pig, that'll do" whenever we akshually do something she tells us. She's a little weerd in the head, isn't she? - Miles

DANA!!!! PLAY!!!! NOW!!!!!! PLAYPLAYPLAY!!!- BILLY

Earl Grey said...

That is an awesome movie!!! But The Mom can't watch the beginning. She gets too weepy. heh heh

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

That is one of our mom's favoritist movies ever! That classic line "That'll do, pig" she and our auntie say all the time and then they break out in laughter. We don't get it. Humans!

Laila and Minchie

DEBRA said...

We love Babe...thanks for the great review.

Purrs
Abby

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Fanks for da great review! We'll haf to talk da beans into letting us watch it now dat dey am home. Ofurwise we wooda had to make da collij girl turn on da tv for us.

Daisy said...

Thanks for reviewing Babe! I LOVE that movie! And especially the line, "That'll do, pig. That'll do." I hope everyone will watch the movie now! I am going to go watch it again!

PB 'n J said...

Great review Tybalt - it's one of Mommy's favorites! She always says "That'll do pig" to us :-)

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Momma is so so on the movie, we have never seen it, so I couldn't say for me personally. But she does think it a good family movie! ~Queen Snickers

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That's a super movie! Two paws up! "That'll do, pig. That'll do." hahaha!

HotMBC said...

Furry, furry good review! Grandma Cat has watched that wif us and it's grate!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Oh we have this movie! Mommy had built a kids DVD library because of Ray...well thats what she says but he never watched the Barbie DVDs!!!! She said she loves watching the animation. He did watch this one several times when he was younger.....than 13!!!!! =^Y^=Tinker

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is a wonderful movie :-)

Ana said...

The first movies of your reviews I also know! :-) And I just love Babe, it's so cute, fabulous movie! :-)

Mickey said...

Yup! That's a good review for a cute movie :)!!!
Purrs Mickey

meemsnyc said...

We've never seen this movie before, but I can tell we would love it, since our family has piggies on the farm that are as cute as Babe. Thanks for the review!

TT said...

Mommy Bean forgotted that line "that'll do pig,that'll do." Fanks for the great review and of course the greatest line of the movie ever.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Tybalt, it sounds like a wonderful movie! We have never seen it! We are going to get Mom to get it for us!
I am so glad you got my picture!
Nose kisses,
Sammie-Pie

Camie's Kitties said...

That was a great movie. We liked it very much. Mom had a boss that loved that movie so much that she would periodically quote lines from it and developed a lifelong love of pigs.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for the review and a reminder of a wonderful movie. My request for your new review is "The Incredible Journey"!

Mom says if your mom would like to chat about the MAT to just email her at pag4usc@sc.rr.com. Mom used to be a professor and worked with training teachers.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I need to see this movie! it looks cute

snowforest said...

We've seen Babe's trailer many times on HBO but never got around to seeing it..we think we'll do that now..

Cats said...

Excellent review as always Tybalt ~ you iz a furry wise kitty..

Ariel said...

Great review :)

Liss said...

Your Christmas in July partner is Pearl and Daisy at http://toocutepugs.blogspot.com/

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, we Ballicai and our Momma love "Babe!" What an adorabble review. And Babe is such a kool piggie feller!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Thanks for reviewing the movie Babe for us! We wondered why Mom and Dad keep saying to each other (and to us) "That'll do, pig. That'll do."

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Babe is a darling movie! And thanks for another excellent review. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

JB's Big World said...

We LOVE this movie at my house! Great review, bro!!!!
--JB