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July 11, 2001 | MICHAEL SRAGOW, BALTIMORE SUN
Eddie Murphy's enjoyable "Dr. Dolittle" movies, the grating "Cats & Dogs," and even the delightful "Chicken Run" would be unthinkable without the example of a picture that opened unheralded six summers ago. While other directors were aping Australian filmmaker George Miller's post-apocalyptic "Mad Max" movies, Miller was pioneering new ground Down Under. He co-produced and co-wrote a gorgeous, affecting, hilarious and exhilarating fantasy with the unlikely name of "Babe."
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July 11, 2001 | MICHAEL SRAGOW, BALTIMORE SUN
Eddie Murphy's enjoyable "Dr. Dolittle" movies, the grating "Cats & Dogs," and even the delightful "Chicken Run" would be unthinkable without the example of a picture that opened unheralded six summers ago. While other directors were aping Australian filmmaker George Miller's post-apocalyptic "Mad Max" movies, Miller was pioneering new ground Down Under. He co-produced and co-wrote a gorgeous, affecting, hilarious and exhilarating fantasy with the unlikely name of "Babe."
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August 11, 1995 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even Babe the clever pig couldn't save the day in this case. Fans of the new hit film will be very disappointed if they try to find a toy version of the barking sheepherding pig or his chatty barnyard buddies. Universal, the studio that brought "Babe" to the screen a week ago, simply never planned for any toy tie-ins. Although he studio did plan plenty of plush "Casper" toys and "Waterworld" action dolls, "Babe" and its success took the studio by surprise.
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March 24, 1996 | Judith Hansen
This year's best picture nominees represent an unprecedented sweep of the world, with each one having been set or filmed in a different country: "The Postman (Il Postino)" in Italy, "Babe" in Australia, "Braveheart" in Scotland, "Sense and Sensibility" in England and "Apollo 13" in the United States. So we dispatched correspondents to each site to find out how filming affected the area, how the finished film touched the locals--and who everyone will be rooting for on Monday night.
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August 6, 1995 | David Kronke
In 1992, Universal Pictures released a film titled "The Babe." On Friday, Universal Pictures released a movie called "Babe." Are they the same picture? You make the call Babe Portrayed by 48 piglets, weighing roughly 16 pounds each, total weight: 768 pounds. The Babe Starring one John Goodman. Total weight somewhat under 768 pounds. Veteran character actor James Cromwell's role Babe A farmer who encourages Babe to compete in the National Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.
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August 5, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had the makings of a nightmare: Corralling, calming, cajoling and ultimately coaxing top-flight performances from 48 pigs, 37 mice, 30 ducks, eight dogs, four cats, two horses and a cow. Not to mention a supporting cast of nearly 800 sheep. But veteran animal trainer Karl Lewis Miller relished the challenge--his most extensive in a 30-year career--and thus came to fruition "Babe," a fable of a cuddly pig who defies convention and discovers his special talent while living on a farm.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1996 | Judith Hansen
This year's best picture nominees represent an unprecedented sweep of the world, with each one having been set or filmed in a different country: "The Postman (Il Postino)" in Italy, "Babe" in Australia, "Braveheart" in Scotland, "Sense and Sensibility" in England and "Apollo 13" in the United States. So we dispatched correspondents to each site to find out how filming affected the area, how the finished film touched the locals--and who everyone will be rooting for on Monday night.
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November 15, 2006 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
HAVING taken on a variety of eccentric projects, including "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sin City," since starring in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Elijah Wood finds himself at it again. This time he's a dancing penguin in director George Miller's eco-friendly animated film, which turns on the unique mating calls of emperor penguins. Wood, who also stars in the upcoming ensemble film "Bobby," gives voice to Mumble, the sole dancer among a tribe of singers.
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August 3, 1990 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
In the unnamed African republic that is the setting for "L'Etat Sauvage" (at the Monica 4-Plex), sex, racism, corruption and death swarm over the body politic like maggots over a strangely tranquil sunbather. It's a literal hellhole, but one with a little style, perhaps a remnant from the French colonials. In a posh hotel, the drunken whites yell racist epithets. In modern ministries, the crooked blacks take bribes and boogie to tribal dances in the middle of Cabinet meetings.
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November 8, 1998 | MARGO KAUFMAN, Writer Margo Kaufman's new book is "Clara: The Early Years."
I was lying in bed, lazily watching television, when I was hit by a wave of insecurity. It wasn't Ally McBeal's shrinking miniskirts that troubled me or even concern that they're going to kill off Jimmy Smits on "NYPD Blue." It was the ads for the holiday films, the ones in which a booming announcer quotes a critic as saying, "Sure to be an Oscar contender." So many must-see movies, so little time. Once--was it only two years ago?--I was rolling in cinematic social currency.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1995 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even Babe the clever pig couldn't save the day in this case. Fans of the new hit film will be very disappointed if they try to find a toy version of the barking sheepherding pig or his chatty barnyard buddies. Universal, the studio that brought "Babe" to the screen a week ago, simply never planned for any toy tie-ins. Although he studio did plan plenty of plush "Casper" toys and "Waterworld" action dolls, "Babe" and its success took the studio by surprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1995 | David Kronke
In 1992, Universal Pictures released a film titled "The Babe." On Friday, Universal Pictures released a movie called "Babe." Are they the same picture? You make the call Babe Portrayed by 48 piglets, weighing roughly 16 pounds each, total weight: 768 pounds. The Babe Starring one John Goodman. Total weight somewhat under 768 pounds. Veteran character actor James Cromwell's role Babe A farmer who encourages Babe to compete in the National Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had the makings of a nightmare: Corralling, calming, cajoling and ultimately coaxing top-flight performances from 48 pigs, 37 mice, 30 ducks, eight dogs, four cats, two horses and a cow. Not to mention a supporting cast of nearly 800 sheep. But veteran animal trainer Karl Lewis Miller relished the challenge--his most extensive in a 30-year career--and thus came to fruition "Babe," a fable of a cuddly pig who defies convention and discovers his special talent while living on a farm.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Paramount Pictures, whose ninth installment of the long-running and highly lucrative "Star Trek" movie series lands in theaters today, has the secret to sequel success: Make 'em at a price. While their box-office grosses and special effects may be dwarfed by such high-octane contemporary blockbusters as "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," the "Star Trek" movies cost about half as much to make and continue to be extraordinarily profitable for Paramount. The studio, owned by Viacom Inc.
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