This Day in Movie History: Babe Released (August 4, 1995)

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

A movie about a pig who wants to be a sheepdog was released on this day in history and would go on to be a big success.

Babe was released in American theaters on August 4, 1995. Based on a novel from the 1980s by Dick King-Smith, the film told the story of Babe. An orphaned pig, Babe is taken in by a farmer to live with sheepdogs and wants to become one himself.

The good-natured, family film starring James Cromwell would be a big hit, making over $250 million on a budget of around $30 million. The character of Babe was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh, who was also known as the voices of Chuckie Finster from Rugrats and Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. The film also beat out Apollo 13 in 1995 for the Academy Award for Best Special Effects.

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