Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Babe Babe - Pig in City |
Actors: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney
Directors: Chris Noonan, George Miller
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Babe — The surprise hit of 1995, this splendidly entertaining family film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture, director, and screenplay, and deservedly won the Oscar for its subtly ingenious visual ... more »
Babe is NOT Widescreen
Peter Schlosser | Santa Rosa, CA United States | 12/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movie "Babe" is a big hit in our family, having rented it (VHS) several years ago. The sequel, "Babe - Pig in the City" is very good, too. We recently purchased a widescreen HDTV, and I was on the prowl for widescreen DVDs the entire family could watch and enjoy. The "Edition Details" for "Babe" (the single) clearly state the movie is full-screen. However, the details for this two disk set, "Babe" and "Babe - Pig in the City" led me to believe BOTH titles were widescreen. They are not. Only the latter, "Babe - Pig in the City" is widescreen. Although I still love the movie, I am disappointed."
Babe IS in WIDESCREEN.... Sort of
Ryan Kramer | Olathe, KS United States | 09/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A previous reviewer (Peter Schlosse) made the only partially correct observation that Babe is in Full screen.The reason for this is the 2-Pack actually has two editions... one where Babe comes in Widescreen and one where it comes in full screen. The sequel, Pig in the City, contains both Widescreen and Full Screen on the same disc. The versin Peter obviously wanted is attainable... though since I did not buy it through Amazon, I am unfortunately unable to instruct as to how to make sure you get the version you want.As for the quality of the films themselves, the only real things they share in common are sublime production design. The content itself is almost polar opposite. And this is the part where you'd expect me to say that Babe is superior, but it's actually a pretty close call for me. The first is better, but the extra 5 bucks you'll be paying for the sequal is certainly worth it. The second is more mean spirited than the first but both have lessons for everyone.Kudos to all involved."
Great Set Of Films
Allen W. Marshall | Richmond VA | 09/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched the first Babe with apprehension but was pleasantly surprised at how well it was told. It never talks down to the audience and this is a quality that I find extremely important in children's films.
Then I watched the second movie, Babe: Pig In The City and thought it was two times as good as the first. I did not think it could be possible but it improved upon the original and surpassed it in terms of originality.
Ignore negative reviews in regards to the second film from people who would be much better suited watching Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True (a movie which contained everything I hate about childrens shows/movies). The Babe series is chocked full of fantastic situations and wonderful lessons for everyone."
Babe - Is not Only for little Babes
R.C.G. | Redondo Beach | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Babe and it's sequel are two gems on film. Children's movies are usually loud and pointless. This is truly a magnificent film, it has no violence, no foul language, and no nudity. Additionally, the story makes sense and has a message that is not heavy handed. The only problem I foresee, is that the sequel is a little darker than the first and may scare a few tykes.
The first is about a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. All the other farm animals laugh at him but with determination, he makes his dreams come true.
In the sequel, farmer Hogget has an accident and to save the farm, Babe must go to the city to participate in a fair for a cash prize. Unfortunately, everything goes wrong and Babe must stay in the city a little longer than expected. He meets a group of cute as well as a few mean animals.
I highly recommend both movies, but I'd probably advise parents to watch the sequel before showing it to their kids. It has a much darker tone and is rated PG as opposed to the original's G rating. The reason for this is a few scenes which can be a little scary or too intense for younger ones.
In the end, both movies are enjoyable and I'm sure that both parents and children can enjoy them together. Adults will be pleasantly surprised!"