August 11, 1995 |
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.
August 6, 1995 |
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.
August 5, 1995 |
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.
March 24, 1996 |
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.
February 14, 1996 |
First there were three. Now there are two. Will one of them still be around on March 25? When the pre-Oscar handicapping got into gear earlier this year, a trio of unlikely films emerged as long-shot candidates for best picture nominations. Two of them, "The Postman (Il Postino)" and "Babe," mocked the odds and won the academy's favor, while "Leaving Las Vegas" was less successful.
November 15, 2006 |
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.