Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 family fantasy film and is a sequel to the 1995 film Babe. The film stars Elizabeth Daily as the title character replacing Christine Cavanaugh since she chose not to star in this film for personal reasons. The film co-stars the late Mickey Rooney, Danny Mann, Paul Livingston, Miriam Margolyes, the late Roscoe Lee Browne and Julie Godfrey
Sometime after the events of the first film, Babe goes out into the city of Metropolis and wonders what life is like in the city in contrast to living out in the country.
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- The real title character returns.
- A bunch of supporting characters from the first film return including the singing mice.
- Newer and more likable supporting characters that reside outside of Babe’s world appear.
- Elizabeth Daily does a good job voicing Babe, despite not being as good as Christine Cavanaugh.
- The animal effects are still practical with a touch of CGI.
- The film bombed at the box office after receiving a box office return of $69.1 million against its $90 million budget. Thankfully, the film did better financially on VHS, DVD and LaserDisc. The film also gained a cult following over the years.
- This was the final film that Gene Siskel deemed as his best film before his subsequent death in 1999.